Menswear label J.Lindeberg is taking its first steps into footwear with its debut shoe release. The resulting Vent 500 style is a golf sneaker inspired by the label’s performance-focused clothing, as well as the merge of fashion and athletics.
“Introducing the Vent 500 sneaker is a natural next step and evolution for us, grounded in our extensive expertise and previous successful shoe collaborations,” said Neil Lewty, the label’s head of design, in an exclusive FN interview. “The silhouette, technical aspects and streetwear-inspired aesthetic were chosen to create a shoe that can be worn from the course to the city, reflecting our brand history and mission to redefining golf fashion.”
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The sneaker features a range of technical innovations in addition to its sharp black and white color palettes — including durable EVP soles, waterproof uppers and EVA midsoles for balance, ease and traction. Aside from its practicality, Lewty also believes the golf-focused style’s versatility made it the ideal debut shoe for J.Lindeberg.
“The Vent 500 sneaker is a true signature J.Lindeberg piece, embodying our versatility and commitment to bridging fashion and sports, since it’s suitable for both on and off the course, which is one of the reasons it’s the first style we launch,” Lewty said. “It actually represents more and goes beyond our commitment to golf, reflecting our passion for constantly pushing new boundaries as a brand.”
As J.Lindeberg expands its footwear presence, the brand is also looking towards various future projects — including its next two shoe launches, new collaborations and opening a flagship store in Seoul, South Korea.
“We really look forward to releasing the full collection in the spring, so our customers can enter the new season feeling both confident and comfortable in a contemporary new pair of performance sneakers,” Lewty shares. “Beyond footwear, collaboration collections — that are yet to be revealed — and signing new athletic ambassadors, our future plans are to continue to expand and introduce the world of J.Lindeberg to new audiences across the globe.”
You can now discover J.Lindeberg’s Vent 500 sneakers, which retail for $250, on the brand’s website.
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