Since its debut this time last year, Balenciaga's Speed trainers have become a fashion icon. They favour function with a sock inspired upper and minimal design from the stretch knit fabric to the futuristic chunky sole. Following the label's 'Triple White' and white/black colourways, this pair comes with a playful red etching and the iconic logo embroidered. Balenciaga stretch knit trainersSlip onSock effect, white logo on sock, black textured sole, sole technology and shock absorber, logoWipe with a soft clean clothMade in Italy
Speed Sock Stretch-knit Slip-on Sneakers In Black
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2017 was described by Vogue as 'the year of the Speed as it crowned Balenciagas sock-style sneaker the defining shoe of the season. Having been embraced wholeheartedly by fashions elite, its coveted for its supreme comfort as much as for its ultra-sleek aesthetic. The era-defining silhouette brought knitted sneakers to the luxury mainstream as other brands follow suit in an attempt to capture the effect.
SPEED KNIT SPORT SNEAKERS
Knit upper. Ultra lightweight. Logo details. Memory insole. Textured two tone rubber sole
SPEED SOCK STRETCH-KNIT SLIP-ON SNEAKERS
Balenciaga put sock sneakers on the map when its 'Speed Sock' design debuted back in 2016. This version has been made in Italy from black stretch-knit that's discreetly printed with the logo in white – the bold red-spliced rubber soles are a little less subtle though.
SPEED LT KNIT SOLE TRICOLOR
The House Of Balenciaga A fashion house founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga in 1918, this Spanish born designer was known for his unmatchable eye to detail in the art of couture making. His pieces showed uncompromising standards which led the designer Christian Dior to refer to Balenciaga as the "the master of us all". Trademarks of Balenciaga's where evident as he progressed. Odd, feminine, yet undoubtedly modern shapes where some of the many. Balenciaga was also known for starting his shows with a Little Black dress in the season's cut, but put to work his architecturally driven mind to derive an ultra modern form of what was once a traditional LBD, into a highly sought after "IT" piece.