Who should buy the Balenciaga Track Trainers

Premium from top to bottom, the Track Trainers mixes futuristic flair and an athletic vibe in a multi-layered shell. Purchase it if:

  • You want a pair that complements cropped or ankle-length pants, track pants, and tapered shorts.
  • You want to show off your individuality in something light and breezy.
  • Deconstructed kicks excite you, particularly those that give extra visibility in the dark.

Who should not buy it

If futuristic kicks are your jam, but you don't want to go bankrupt, check out the significantly less expensive Nike Air Max 270 XX. Also, with no reported craftsmanship issues, the Balenciaga Tyrex is a great alternative to the Track Trainers.

Layers that rock

Sneakerheads are amazed by the components and overlays that form the otherworldly aesthetics of the Balenciaga Track Trainers.

The amazing lightness of the Balenciaga Track Trainers

Comparing the weight of the Balenciaga Track Trainers with the Balenciaga Triple S, many buyers are convinced that the Track Trainer is lighter.

Among the unique bunch

Many reviewers are impressed with the layered construction of the Balenciaga Track Trainers. They describe it with the words “fire,” “dope,” and “cool.”

Royal price tag

Shoppers say that the extremely steep price of the Balenciaga Track Trainers is discouraging them from copping a pair. FYI: this shoe has a default retail price of $1000—it's about $600 more expensive than the also quite pricey Nike ISPA Road Warrior.

Airy rides in style

Reviewers find this luxurious sneaker immensely breathable.

Literally shiny

Wearers appreciate the reflective track print at the heel, which makes running in the shoe visibly safe in the nighttime.

Track Trainers equals compliments aplenty

Many people receive compliments when wearing the stylish and futuristic-looking Balenciaga Track Trainers sneaker.

Questionable workmanship

It has been reported that some pairs of this model have excess stitching.

The Balenciaga Track Trainers in history

A well-respected and patronized luxury brand by Spanish aristocrats, Balenciaga ventured into creating sneakers to fulfill the demand of its growing high-fashion clients for luxury footwear. With recent feats of its sneaker line from the Balenciaga Speed Trainers to Triple S, the Spanish couture brand continues to release signature pieces for its growing clientele, whose desire for signature brands and high fashion has been bubbling up through the years. 

The Balenciaga Track Trainers is a fitting follow-up to the success of the Speed Trainers and the Triple S—two trend-setting silhouettes that sparked the sock-like sneakers and chunky-soled kicks trend among hypebeasts and fashionistas.  

Continuing the success of the dad shoe trend, Track Trainers are introduced on the runway as models strut in their Fall/Winter 2018 collection in what seemed like a silhouette that combines running and hiking kicks. The design is a bit leaner than the chunky-soled Triple S and has several layers and components in its design.  

The Balenciaga Track Trainers was first dropped in Europe with an accompanying clothing line that matches the shoe.  Balenciaga dropped the multi-layered design with a chunky ridged rubber sole, a round toe, a branded insole, a lace-up front fastening, a brand patch at the tongue, and mesh panels.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Futuristic, Deconstructed
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Balenciaga Track
Closure: Laces
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA, Nylon / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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