Although Balenciaga has been around since the early ’90s, the luxury fashion house has infiltrated much of the street style culture in the past few years, thanks to the input of Demna Gvasalia, who took over as the brand’s creative director in 2015. Some of the notable avant-garde sneaker designs that have rolled out from the brand include the Triple S, the Track Trainer, the updated Track.2 Trainer, as well as the Speed Runner.
It’s hard not to talk about the brand without mentioning the Triple S model that made its debut at the height of the dad sneaker craze as well as the endorsement from a handful of celebrities, most notably Kylie Jenner. The design itself draws inspiration from archival basketball, running and track shoes and is synonymous with triple-stacked tooling. Although it has had its fair share of high praise and criticism, the amount of buzz that the shoe has garnered throughout the years makes it deserving of its recognition.
Read on for a rundown of some of the popular styles that fans can nab right now, but they don’t come without a luxury price tag.
Balenciaga Triple S ‘Curry’
It’s only right to kick off this list with the Triple S after it ranked as the hottest sneaker of 2018, according to Lyst. The “Curry” colorway begins with the bold upper that features a handful of premium materials and colors that sit atop a chunky three-layered platform.
Balenciaga Speed Runner
Another of the other silhouettes that has to be mentioned on this list includes the Speed Runner. It features a simple execution thanks to a laceless slip-on upper that sits atop a foam midsole.
Balenciaga Track Trainer
The in-line Balenciaga Track Trainer is available in the stealthy all-black colorway that features a mix of materials, including mesh, leather and nylon on the running-inspired sneaker.
Balenciaga Track.2 Trainer
Similar to the label’s Track Trainer, the Balenciaga Track.2 Trainer is the latest addition to a line that’s constructed of mesh and nylon, and sits atop a dynamic sole.
Although not as popular as the previous models, the Balenciaga Arena still made a lasting impression when it debuted in 2014 with its tonal execution, including a textured leather upper with matching sole.
Balenciaga Speed Trainer Lace-Up
To endow the popular Balenciaga Speed Trainer with variation, the brand added laces to the upper while maintaining the sleek socklike aesthetic.
Balenciaga Triple S ‘Triple Black’
The Balenciaga Triple S has also been produced in the stealthy “Triple Black” colorway, featuring premium calfskin, lambskin and mesh on the upper; the triple-layered sole boasts a translucent design.
Balenciaga Track.2 Trainer
Much like the Balenciaga Track Trainers seen at the top of this list, the fashion label elevates the Track.2 with this vibrant blue and green color palette while keeping the signature Balenciaga branding on the tongue and mudguard.
Balenciaga Triple S ‘Metallic Silver’
Balenciaga delivers the unique Triple S silhouette in a combination of red, silver and white paired with a double foam and mesh upper, which sits atop the signature chunky sole.
Balenciaga Speed Trainer ‘Clear Sole’
In terms of color, this iteration of the Balenciaga Speed Trainer keeps it simple with its one-piece sock upper with Balenciaga branding stamped on the side. But the standout detail is the clear portion of the midsole on the heel.
Balenciaga Triple S
The fan-favorite black and red colorway arrive on the Balenciaga Triple S, which is constructed of premium leathers on the low-cut upper. Contrasting white, red and beige cover the chunky midsole and outsole, respectively, to finish off the look.
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