Valentino has updated its Untitled Open sneaker for Spring-Summer 2022 with a more eco-conscious take on the signature style. As part of the Maison’s efforts towards bringing its most celebrated items into a more sustainable world, the sneakers have been crafted from faux leather and recycled polyester as a more eco-friendly option for features like stitching and laces.
These developments are echoed in the words, ‘Open For A Change’, which are printed on the side of the pieces. Unveiled during fashion week in October, the sneakers are updated iterations of Open and Rockstud Untitled, which are available in a range of colors and feature rockstuds made from recycled nylon. The sneakers’ launch marks an important shift in the brand’s ethos, as it aims at changing gears whilst adhering to the brand’s artisanal traditions.