Balenciaga Put Laces on Its Popular Speed Knit Sock Shoes, and You Can Get Them Now

The defining feature of Balenciaga’s popular Speed Knit Runner is undoubtedly its slip-on sock shoe construction, but that didn’t stop the buzzing brand from adding shoelaces to the otherwise minimalistic model.

Available now via Saks Fifth Avenue is a lace-up version of the Balenciaga Speed Knit Runner. The Italian-made kicks retain all of the features that made the original Speed Knit Runner a hit including the knitted bootie fit and chunky segmented midsole but introduce a traditional lacing system to the upper, allowing for an even snugger fit than before.

Balenciaga Speed Knit Lace-Up
Balenciaga Speed Knit Lace-Up white.
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This new model is priced at $695, the same retail price as its laceless counterpart, and is available now in a white-based colorway with a black outsole and neon green laces. There’s also a tonal “Marine” navy blue look available for preorder that is expected to ship by March 25.

Pick them up while they last here.

Balenciaga Speed Knit Lace-Up
Balenciaga Speed Knit Lace-Up lateral.
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Balenciaga Speed Knit Lace-Up
Balenciaga Speed Knit Lace-Up toe detail.
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Balenciaga Speed Knit Lace-Up
Balenciaga Speed Knit Lace-Up heel.
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Balenciaga Speed Knit Lace-Up
Balenciaga Speed Knit Lace-Up.
CREDIT: Saks Fifth Avenue

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