Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton, is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton, who prior to his founding of the company was the trunk-maker to Empress Eugénie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III. The label’s LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses, and books.
Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses, selling its products through standalone worldwide boutiques, lease departments in high-end department stores, and the e-commerce section of its website, louisvuitton.com. There are currently more than 460 Louis Vuitton stores in 50 countries across the globe.
For six consecutive years (2006–2012), Louis Vuitton was named the world’s most valuable luxury brand–its 2013 valuation was $28.4 billion with a sales total of $9.4 billion. In 1987, Louis Vuitton’s parents company, LVMH, was formed by the merger of the French fashion house with Moët Hennessy. Headquartered in Paris, France, the multinational luxury goods conglomerate controls around 60 subsidiaries and has a current market cap of $79.23 billion as of this writing.
Read on for a list of the most expensive Louis Vuitton sneakers available on the market today.
5. Women’s LV LOVE Punchy Sneaker Boot – $925
Embellished with an LV LOVE patch on the side of the shoes, the women’s Punchy Sneaker Boot is “a cutting-edge sneaker boot in iridescent calf leather” with a price tag of $925. The high-top Punchy Sneaker Boot also features LV initials on the tongue, a removable anatomic insock, and a rubber sole. Currently available in eight Italian sizes, the Punchy Sneaker Boot is the third most expensive women’s sneaker.
4. Women’s Step Up Sneaker Boot/Men’s Highland Sneaker Boot – $980
With a luxury price tag of $980, the women’s Step Up Sneaker Boot features suede calf leather and rabbit fur, wool lining, a Louis Vuitton label on the tongue, an LV lace guide, a removable anatomic insock, and and a rubber platform sole covered in suede calf leather. The stylish high-top men’s Highland Sneaker Boot features calf leather and Damier-embossed calf leather, an LV-engraved buckle, a rubber Louis Vuitton label, an anatomic insock, and a Louis Vuitton-embossed supple rubber sole.
3. Men’s Trailblazer Sneaker Boot – $995
The most expensive men’s Louis Vuitton sneaker out right now is the $995 Trailblazer Sneaker Boot. The “cutting-edge hi-top sneaker,” available in noir or blanc, features an innovative patchwork of mesh, perforated nubuck, and calf leather, a neon-bright lining, a technical two-tone sole constructed in three parts, a rubber insert at the back of the shoe, a Damier-embossed oversize label, and a removable anatomic insock.
2. Women’s Punchy Sneaker – $1,200
This “sophisticated evening interpretation of the iconic Punchy sneaker boot,” the black and gold women’s Punchy Sneaker, features suede calf leather “richly embroidered with beads and sequins in a motif inspired by Louis Vuitton’s Monogram flowers,” LV initials on the tongue, a removable anatomic insock, and a rubber sole. The Punchy Sneaker is currently available in six Italian sizes for a luxury four-figure price of $1,200.
1. Women’s Karakoram Punchy Sneaker Boot – $1,350
The most expensive Louis Vuitton sneaker currently available on today’s market is the women’s Punchy Sneaker Boot featuring “a graphic patchwork of gold and silver metal inspired by Louis Vuitton’s heritage Karakoram pattern.” With a price tag of $1,350, the black Punchy Sneaker Boot features calf leather, a Louis Vuitton plaque, LV initials on the tongue, a zipper on the side of the shoe, a removable anatomic insock, and a rubber sole.