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Over the years, DSW has evolved into the ultimate one-stop-shop for shoe enthusiasts looking to browse exclusive collections and capsules from some of the biggest brand names in footwear — and the retailer’s newest collaboration marks perhaps its most iconic to date. Newly debuted, DSW’s Le Tigre launch celebrates the most defining traits of the heritage brand — think sporty athleisure styles with a deep history tied to New York City’s street culture — and elevates them via an accessible, first-of-its-kind sneaker collection that’s available to shop exclusively at DSW.com.
Le Tigre’s cultural influence on streetwear has been well-documented. Founded in 1977, the international label was designed to change the narrative around fashion by offering audacious athletic styles that prioritized comfort and versatility. The brand became especially popular back in the ’80s as celebrities and athletes alike began to adopt the label’s signature silhouettes; LL Cool J, Wilt Chamberlain, and even Ronald Reagan were reported as having worn the brand on a number of occasions.
Today, Le Tigre’s launch with DSW puts a particular emphasis on sporty-yet-elevated sneakers, all while paying homage to the brand’s vibrant New York City roots. The collection features six new comfortable shoe designs, with each pair boasting a certain likeness, vibe, and yes, even name, to some of the Big Apple’s most iconic destinations. The Tompkins style is a nod to the East Village park, Tompkins Square; the Baxter is named after the famous street that forms a five-point intersection and connects the neighborhoods of Little Italy and Chinatown; and the Bowery is designed to keep up with you wherever you go, all while honoring one of New York City’s buzziest neighborhoods.
Ahead, shop DSW’s Le Tigre footwear collection, with silhouettes that are available in both US men’s and women’s sizes.