Performance collides with the runway for the creation of Balenciaga's Speed high top trainers. Halfway between basketball and running shoes, this sock inspired design reflects the architectural lines and futuristic undertones of Demna Gvasalia's aesthetic at the Spanish house. Sculpted with an ankle hugging, knitted upper and stamped with signature branding, they're set on a moulded rubber sole to rep comfort levels while adding height. Balenciaga knitted high top trainersSlip onRound toe, closed toe, sock design, contrasting sole, flexible moulded sole unit, No Memory sole technology, lightweight, embossed branding at back of solePolyamide and elastane upper, polyamide and elastane lining, rubber soleWipe with a soft, clean clothHeel height 0.39"Made in Italy
'speed' Metallic Knit Slip-on Sneakers In Black
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Dubbed the most-wanted shoe in the world by The Business of Fashion, Balenciaga's 'Speed' sneakers have quickly become iconic. Made in Italy, the sock-like black upper is a single piece of stretch-knit threaded with metallic fibers that really catch the light. They hit just above the ankle, so wear yours with cropped hemlines.
Sneakers don't get much cooler than Balenciaga's coveted sock-inspired 'Speed' pair. They have been made in Italy from stretch-knit that's woven with gold threads - watch how they shimmer in the light. Wear yours with black pants and an oversized knit.
SPEED HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS
Demna Gvasalia captures the current streetwear mode for, 'Generation-Z' with hype driven pieces that garner critical acclaim at the Maison of Balenciaga. Crafted in Italy from a black lurex fabric, these Speed sneakers feature a sock-like upper with an almond toe, a logo to the outside, an ankle length and a ribbed ankle. They sit atop a chunky rubber sole with a white midsole.
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 MID-TOP SNEAKERS
Cited as the 'Shoe of the Year' by Vogue in 2017, Balenciaga's iconic Speed sneakers are perfect for embracing the sports-luxe trend thanks toits sock-inspired fit. Akin to walking on air, they are expertly crafted in Italy with signature branding to the sides, while memory foam technology delivers optimum shock absorption.
METALLIC SPEED RUNNERS
For Fall/Winter 19, Balenciaga reworks its highly coveted speed runner. Crafted in Italy, the captivating knit silhouette features silver metallic speckles. The top sits above the ankle, the toe is rounded, and the rubber sole is ridged. The label's logo is placed on the side. Wear them to add some edge to your little black dress or wear them with your casual separates.
BLACK SPEED METALLIC SOCK SNEAKERS
Synthetic->Polyamide black Speed metallic sock sneakers from Balenciaga (VIP).
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.