On Wednesday, Simone Biles posted a shoe selfie to her Instagram Story, showing off a new pair of kicks any fan of the logomania trend would covet. In the background of the image, you can see the soccer field where Biles’ fiancé, Jonathan Owens, trains frequently. Front and center were his Nike sneakers, completely covered in logo-printed Dior canvas, leaning on the railing. The sneakers featured chunky white rope laces and what appeared to be black elastic that crisscrossed each shoe. In a video following this post, she stood in front of a mirror, wearing black leggings and a white crop top, which showed off the shoes from all angles. With a slow zoom in, Biles gave fans an ultra-close look at the bold shoes. In a third video, Biles revealed that there were not one but two different pairs – one in brown and one in black. The caption read, “OK I’m obsessed. If you see me wearing these all the time, mind your own business.”
Two summers ago, Dior and Nike collaborated on a pair of Air Jordan High-Tops, in gray and white leather that featured a Dior-branded swoop on the side. Biles’ sneakers, however, have yet to be seen anywhere but on the gymnast’s own feet. Could they be a custom order? Or, perhaps, a special preview of a bigger drop? Only time will tell. Until then, the rest of us non-Olympians will just have to swoon from afar.
Even when Biles has a laid-back night out that involves watching her husband-to-be train with his team, her style often manages to capture the right mix of laid-back and trendy – yesterday, for example, the 25-year-old gymnast is teased in a Texas uniform for an undisclosed project. She and Owens regularly indulge in expertly coordinated evening style, so the real question is: what did he wear post-workout?