Dior Homme launched with Hedi Slimane in 2000, Autumn Winter 2001 was the first collection for the then newly named Christian Dior Menswear line – Kim Jones would change this to Dior Men’s with his appointment at the creative helm. The Archived label of Dior Homme has been revolutionary in the menswear space, both with its tailoring and its footwear, the lines sneakers are always a hot topic. Here is our guide to Dior Homme’s most coveted sneakers, from GATs to Stompers.
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DIOR HOMME OBLIQUE GAT SNEAKER SS2004
Since Martin Margiela released his first GAT sneaker, fashion has been obsessed with the German Army Trainer silhouette. The Olblique GAT from Hedi Slimane’s Spring Summer 2004 collection features supple calfskin as its primary material with a durable rubber sole and the Dior Logo in a repeating pattern.
DIOR HOMME B021 GAT SNEAKER AW2004
The B021 is a classic GAT sneaker in a timeless white, cream and black colourway, which features a multilayered sole, with a natural gum sole on the exterior and an exposed inner foam unit. The ‘B’ in its name stands in for ‘basketball’ – Dior Homme has a whole host of ‘B’ line sneakers which are both inspired by basketball and skateboarding.
DIOR HOMME "WE LOOK GOOD TOGETHER" GOLD SNEAKERS SS2007
Along with the super slim black silhouettes of the brand’s clothing, these gold sneakers are a perfect example of how Hedi Slimane era Dior cemented the relationship between fashion and indie/alternative rock.
DIOR HOMME GAT SNEAKER SS2007
This variation of the German Army trainer features a simplified sole unit when compared to Dior Homme’s Autumn Winter 2004 offering. For Spring Summer 2007, Slimane’s featured different iterations of the GAT sneaker, with deviations in heel counter material and colour, such as tan suede and silver leather.
KRIS VAN ASSCHE DIOR HOMME SNEAKERS
DIOR HOMME LUMIERE DU NORD HI-TOP SNEAKERS AW2008
Kris Van Assche’s Lumiere Du Nord Hi-Top Sneaker feature a patent leather upper, adding a gloss finish and waterproofing, with four lower velcro straps. Silver-toned hardware. A wrap-around top strap finished off the sneaker which resembles gladiator sandals.
DIOR HOMME HIGH TOP GAT SNEAKERS SS 2009
Taking cues from his predecessor's oeuvre, Kris Van Assche’s High Top Gats took the classic military trainer, made it a high top, and styled it with a silver heel counter, fast becoming a Dior Homme signature.
DIOR HOMME ‘ANGELS’ VELCRO SNEAKER AW2009
Back again with Velcro, a trend throughout the 00s, Dior Homme’s ‘Angels’ Velcro Sneaker is an icon of the era.
DIOR HOMME ‘COLD LOVE’ LEATHER BACK LACE SNEAKERS SS 2010
Kris Van Assche’s back lace sneakers bear an uncanny resemblance to Ann Demeulemeester’s Scamosciato hi-tops and her famous duck boots, that is not to say however that Van Assche copied the Belgian designer – but rather took icons of her brand as a leaping off point. The