Las Vegas based retailer and label Frution has created a line of Vans Era sneakers in homage to Gucci designer Alessandro Michelle’s very popular goat hair slippers, a design he first showed on a February 2015 runway that’s given birth to a whole host of fur-themed shoes and slippers.
In an interview with Bergdorf Goodman earlier this year, Michelle spoke about the inspiration for the fur slippers, “I have asked my cobbler many times to add soles to my slip-ons,” said Michelle. “From there, I realized that it would have been a good thing to create the Gucci slip-ons lined with fur for the winter. It was also a different way to create a fetish object with the Gucci loafer. Barefoot with fur is so sexy.”
Frution describes its tribute design as “Dogtown meets uptown as the Vans Era is boldly reimangined to slippers complete with Alessandro-esque fur elegance mixing luxury innovation with a millennial authentic grit.”
Available with pink fur and a red shoe or brown for and a black shoe, the furry Vans Era sneaker is priced at $350 and available from men’s sizes 5-12. Visit shop-fruitionlv.com for more info.