World renowned designer Christian Louboutin recently collaborated with French E-Concept store SportyHenri.com to create a line of custom made, high fashion footwear for the Cuban National delegation, which is comprised of over 100 elite Cuban athletes.
“It’s that elegance and fluidity of movement of someone who is so in control of their body that fascinates me. At the Olympics, it feels like these athletes put on performance gear and simultaneously turn into these superheroes that defy gravity, that defy time, that defy all rules of physics. We designed the celebratory outfit for the moment they turn back into humans, still in that glory moment, still in their light but heading back to the real world. We really want them to continue feeling amazing in their skin while looking astonishing.” – Christian Louboutin #CLxSportyHenri
For the men, Louboutin crafted high-top trainers and calf leather Naza Star loafers. For the women of the delegation, kitten heel sandals were created.
To complete the athletes’ tailor-made ensembles, Christian Louboutin high-top trainer and loafer style Naza Star for men were exclusively fabricated for the athletes in calf leather on slim fitting silhouettes, enabling a light tread for gymnast Manrique Larduet Bicet and adding elegance to the remarkable size 51.5 foot of wrestler Mijaín López Núñez! Read more about the exclusive Olympic Celebratory Outfits via the link in our bio. #CLxSportyHenri
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The shoes are to be worn by the team at formal events, in particular, the Olympic Closing Ceremony. The 2016 Olympic Games begin Friday Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They will conclude Aug. 21.