Is this meme coming from people who have never seen the damned things in person? Like everyone seems to think they're super directional. I have 4 pairs; they look like... sneakers. Nice sneakers, sort of noticeable, but Rafs they ain't. Unless you're rocking SQ's metallic blue captoe ones the majority of Lanvins out there aren't even eye-catching. Most of the ones I've seen just seem to clash with outfits, not complement them. I haven't seen them in person, so maybe it's just the pictures that make the shoes look like they're usually in ugly colors with shiny toe boxes?