Kris Van Assche may champion less is more, but he does not skimp on sophistication just because things are kept clean with a cool minimalist attitude. The Artistic Director of Dior Homme has been winning the hearts and minds of sneaker purists over with uncluttered shapes and classic palettes. This season, one of the most popular hi-cut leather sneakers with interesting laced details (the sneakers has laces strapping through backwards, slightly reminiscent of an inverse chukkah boot) which was previously available on colette in a cream colorway is now back in black. Like its cream counterpart, the black version not only plays with straps, laces and eyelets, it also plays with contrasting texture by mixing leather with suede and what seems like ballistic nylon. The only pop of color comes from the heel panel that mixes khaki with white. The contrast draws an interesting vision where it seems as it the back of the sneakers has been cut out. The sneaker is available now on colette providing a great alternative for those who were loving the cream colorway but are afraid of maintenance.