Who should buy the Balenciaga Triple S Trainers

This low-top Balenciaga sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a sneaker with excellent quality and is inspired by Running
  • You are after a shoe that provides added height

Balenciaga Triple S Trainers Logo

Style of the Balenciaga Triple S Trainers

Whether you're into this kick or not, the Triple S Trainers are undoubtedly a pair that's hard to ignore. Its unprecedented design coupled with its successful attempt to theatricalize the latest sneaker trend has most definitely captured your attention, whether you like it or not. This kick took cues from the 90s trend of chunky shoes, combined it with your grandpa's vintage sneakers and ran with it. It resulted in an out of this world looking sneaker, prompting some consumers to dub it as merely a futuristic kick.

Balenciaga Triple S Trainers Midsole

These sneakers' color-blocked upper combined with its triple-stacked sole and finished with a worn-in look doesn't suit most outfits, unfortunately. But with today's social media, styling tips for dressing the Triple S Trainers in different outfits are readily available.

Balenciaga Triple S Trainers Outsole

Notable Features

These American-inspired oversized kicks are decked out in distinct attributes that were never seen before. Its upper comes clothed in various colorways, from tonal cream hues to color-blocked distressed look and metallic accents. Upper materials include 60% polyester, 25% calfskin, and 15% lambskin, which offer a myriad of textured styles. Its laces are bicolored and are fashioned after round hiking shoelaces.

Balenciaga Triple S Trainers Insole

Some other unique features of this shoe are the embroidered shoe size on the toecap, the extended heel sole with a quilted effect, and of course the triple-stacked sole. Earlier versions of this kick featured pull tabs on the tongue and heel, but latter versions attempted for a more minimal look by getting rid of the pull-tabs, utilizing a thinner nylon material with suede accents, and toned down hues.

Balenciaga Triple S Trainers Collar

History of the Balenciaga Triple S Trainers

Balenciaga introduced a stripped version of the Triple S sneaker in 2018 with an aim for easier pairing with everyday wear. This newer iteration features fewer overlays and simpler lines than its predecessor. In exchange for the multi-material upper and vibrant color schemes are mesh with nubuck overlays and fewer color contrasts and brandings, giving a more minimal aesthetic. The shoe also displays a barcode and the size on its tongue tag.

Balenciaga Triple S Trainers Toebox

Another update of this famous sneaker is called the Balenciaga Triples S Clear Sole Trainers. This version features clear midsoles with air bubble units, which most likely is a response regarding comments about the weight and stiffness of the original model. The upgrade offers more shock absorption and reduced weight. This China-made Balenciaga Triple S is offered in black and white colorways.

Balenciaga Triple S Trainers Laces

Arguably the most famous Balenciaga sneakers to date, the Triple S has hit the jackpot when it comes to sparking the market's interest. This sneaker's history ticks off every box of a mega-successful sneaker release: celebrities are regularly seen rocking them, fake versions are being made, and reselling prices are unbelievable.

Facts / Specs

Style: Dad, Retro, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole, Nubuck, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable / Designer

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.