Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
Balenciaga x Mr Porter Triple S History
Balenciaga has been making sneaker moves for a long time now. Although the brand started out as an haute couture label, just like any other enduring brand, it was inevitable for Balenciaga to branch out and expand their product lineup. Some of the company's best selling models in the sneaker world are the Pleated, Haute Frequence, and Arena, which would, later on, become classics.
As the chunky dad sneaker trend prospered in pop culture's airwaves Balenciaga's bold rendition called the Triple S also enjoyed its place in the limelight. Known as the most extravagant chunky sneaker, the Triple S became the most coveted sneaker of its kind due to its hyped design and limited nature. It also brought fresh air to the brand's image and creative path.
Designed by Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga's newest creative director, and Vetements designer, the Triple S was described as a "heavy-duty, high-fashion footwear," which displays a triple-stacked sole that contributes to its chunky silhouette.
With the Triple S' success, it wasn't long until other retailers put their own twist on the shoe. One of them is Mr. Porter, a high-end online retail mecca that sells designer goods. Their collaborative shoe dubbed as the Balenciaga x Mr. Porter Triple S displays the same aesthetic but is now bathed in black and off-white colors with hits of neon green. It was launched at $895 but reselling prices have reached up to $1980.
Balenciaga x Mr Porter Triple S Style
Building on the controversial silhouette of the original Triple S model, the low-top Balenciaga x Mr. Porter Triple S now comes with lime-tinted highlights. The shoe utilizes three types of midsole stacked on top of one another to provide an exaggerated version of the 90s chunky sneaker trend. It also has a worn-in finishing to achieve a vintage effect to its overall look.
Users were seen matching it with joggers, straight-cut pants or wide-legged bottoms to balance out the shoe's oversized aesthetic. It is also advised to refrain from wearing skin-tight bottoms, as it will make the shoe look bigger than it already is.
Fit & sizing
The Balenciaga x Mr. Porter Triple S is exclusively offered in men's sizes that range from sizes 6 to 14 in Medium width. Ladies who want to cop a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. This sneaker is reported to be a bit heavier and less flexible than the average sneaker because of its triple-stacked sole. However, users emphasized on its excellent in-step comfort due to its well-cushioned footbed, tongue, and collar. It is also said to fit bigger than expected.
Just like its predecessor, this kick's main attraction is its unique attributes such as the triple-stacked sole, worn-in look, multiple textures, and embroidered shoe size on the toecap. But what caught most of the shoe buyers' attention is its ultra-limited and exclusive nature and unique colorway.
- It comes with dust bags and an extra pair of shoelaces.
- Tongue and heel pull-tabs act as an aid for easier on and off.
- The kick's upper is made from a combination of mesh and leather materials.
- Its insoles are detachable.