The two brands served up two variations of Onitsuka Tiger’s “Nippon Made Mexico 66” styles: an all-white version with the footwear brand’s signature stripes and Givenchy lettering; and a black version with Givenchy detailing in red and white. A back tab bears the dual inscription “Givenchy - Onitsuka Tiger” on each pair.
Waight Keller, it turns out, is a longtime fan of the latter, which is a subdivision of Asics and one of the oldest shoe manufacturers in Japan. She personally wears the “Mexico 66” style, and wanted to bring a graphic monochrome version of the sports shoe to her discerning – and growing – menswear audience.the streetwear market’s method of selling product via “drops”, Givenchy has launched both styles in each brand’s respective online and bricks-and-mortar stores worldwide today – one day after the catwalk presentation. The footwear blogs are already going wild for the sneakers, which are priced at €450 for both men and women. Could the luxury lace-up find its way onto the feet of Waight Keller’s most high-profile client? Time will tell whether the Duchess of Sussex is willing to trial a new pair of kicks that aren’t Vejas or Supergas.