It’s day 61820289 (ish) of lockdown and while we’re all clinging onto the occasional five minutes of blue sky there are a still a good few weeks left of winter. If we were to hazard a guess, we’d say that means you’ve likely got your feet parked in either a pair of slippers or a pair of boots right now. Sound about right?
But what if we told you you could fuse the two? That you needn’t prise your hooves away from the comfort of those luxurious fluffy slides and squeeze them into your ankle boots every time you nip to the supermarket for (yet another!) forgotten supper. Thanks to Nicolas Ghesquière – artistic director at Louis Vuitton with an apparent ability to understand and cater for our future selves – such a product exists.
Debuted on the brand’s spring/summer 2021 runway in Paris last September, the Louis Vuitton ‘pillow boot’ – which comes in both khaki and black – might be best described as a puffer jacket for your feet. While that may not initially sound like something you’ve been waiting the whole of lockdown for, we predict that 99.9% of you reading this right now will be hankering for a pair in approximately three minutes (two, if you’re a fast reader).
Having first been spotted on the feet of Sophie Turner back in November while she was taking a stroll with newborn daughter Willa, the shoe’s popularity immediately skyrocketed. Since then they’ve been worn (and adored) by the A-list likes of Viola Davis, Gigi Hadid, Julianne Moore, Selena Gomez, Florence Pugh and Chloë Moretz.
As is often the case with polarising sartorial concepts as they make their way into the mainstream, Instagram’s chicest influencers have been busy styling and snapping the pillow boots with serious gusto. So much so, that they seem to be littering our Instagram feeds more than ‘June 21st!!’ posts right now. And that’s saying something…
Tempted? We hate to say we told you so.
Thankfully there are still some sizes available on the Louis Vuitton website. You’ll just have to happily part with £850 in order to get your hands on a pair… But hey, at least you know there’s no way they’ll be uncomfortable.