Spike Lee trades his staple sneakers for bold orange loafers at the Knicks Game
Spike Lee changed his iconic sneakers for a more formal shoe in New York this week.
While attending a New York Knicks basketball game against the Boston Celtics, the “Do The Right Thing” director took a different path for shoes with Louis Vuitton orange velvet slippers. The slip-on pair featured almond-shaped toes and yellow embroidery of wings surrounding an “LV” logo. Lee coordinated his shoes with an orange and blue pearl necklace, as well as a black velvet fedora, to match the Knicks team colors.
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Round toe loafers featured a curved vamp with plunging edges and a flat block heel in a silhouette also known as a smoldering slipper. Pairing a moccasin and slipper, this design dates back to the 1800s and is said to have earned its name for its comfortable blend of a house shoe and outdoor design – perfect for entering the living room or on the porch for a smoke .
“No Jordan for tonight’s season opener at Da Garden for our beloved New York Knickerbockers. Say Season Iz Gonna Be Nuthin ‘Mais [O]RANGE And [B]LUE SKIES, ”Lee captioned a photo of her game night accessories on Instagram.
Indeed, in the past, Lee has often worn Air Jordan sneakers with an outfit that is both casual and formal. The Oscar-winning director often sports the top kicks in a wide range of colors and textures. Recently, he wore a red, white and blue pair with a printed black suit to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opening gala.
The silhouette looks like a custom pair he first presented at Cannes, a gift from Michael Jordan himself and designed by Tinker Hatfield, Nike’s vice president for design and special projects.
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However, aside from Air Jordans, Lee has a few additional styles of shoes that he has donned over the years. The “Da 5 Bloods” producer has also been spotted in Off-White and Nike sneakers, as well as Gucci moccasins.
Elevate your fall looks with bold loafers like Lee’s.
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Buy: Aldo Asearwen moccasins, $ 130.
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To buy: Velvet moccasins from the Saks Fifth Avenue collection, $ 298.
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To purchase: Goodfellow & Co. Charleston moccasins, $ 35.
Click the gallery to see other stars wearing Lee’s must-have shoes, the Air Jordan sneakers.
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