Championing the importance of ‘feel good’ designs concurrently with a fashion-forward aesthetic, Balenciaga shoes successfully capture the high demand of the now. Today, Cristóbal Balenciaga’s couture Maison is widely popular as a trend-setter and a revered player in the streetwear sphere, with shoes playing a key role in the climb.
As a love letter to the diverse vision of Balenciaga’s footwear universe, we have curated a list of five popular Balenciaga shoes, some of which we’re sure you’ll easily recognize.
Co-designed by Demna Gvasalia and David Tourniaire-Beauciel, Balenciaga’s Triple S is the shoe that propelled the ‘Dad Sneaker’ trend to new heights. The triple-stacked sole design was released in September 2017, and it did not just make news but also quickly landed many fans worldwide. Available in a myriad of colorways, the Triple S is a big step away from minimal and restrained trainer ideas.
“I like those Balenciagas, the ones that look like socks.” From turning the heads of sneaker fans to getting a shout-out in Cardi B’s song “I Like It,” Balenciaga’s Speed Trainer has been a hot shoe since its release. The well-engineered sock sneaker has a lightweight built, a modern silhouette, and a shock-absorbing midsole.
One of the top styles under Balenciaga sneakers that The Luxury Closet is filled to the brim with: cue the Balenciaga Race Runners! A clean silhouette formed by multi-materials, an almond-toe, broad elastic strap, subtle branding, and rubber-foam sole—this ‘Made in Italy’ sneaker has all the details that qualify it as a great casual shoe.
The ‘Knife’ collection by Balenciaga is defined by an extreme pointed toe. The idea is inspired by a keen knife. Offered as pumps, mules, and booties, the Knife range strikes a fine balance between sharp lines and updated classic elements to deliver a contemporary result.
Another jaw-dropping design from Balenciaga, this time in collaboration with Crocs. Introduced in Balenciaga’s Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear collection, the platform sandals have an exaggerated lift and embellished motifs. While there have been divided thoughts about these clogs, we like to believe they are super fun!
Balenciaga’s most popular shoes for men and women feature choices that stretch from minimalist forms to innovative extremes. But it is easy to note how each pair embodies a statement-making character through a calculated shape, cut, and immaculate craftsmanship.