Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Most of the purchasers commended the sneaker's excellent quality and craftsmanship.
  • The Balenciaga x Mr. Porter Triple S is very comfortable, based on some shoe users' opinions.
  • One reviewer especially liked this colorway as it is eye-catching.
  • Majority of the buyers adored the shoe's unique and trendy design.
  • Some consumers loved the concept behind the kick's aesthetic.
  • One reviewer was ecstatic that the sneaker provided added height without compromising comfort.
  • Several shoe buyers raved about how owning a pair felt so great as it is very limited in nature.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some shoe users said it fits bigger than expected.
  • A good number of consumers were turned off from buying a pair because they said it is hard to pair with different outfits.
  • Several griped about how heavy the shoe is and added that its triple soles resulted in quite an uncomfortable experience.

Bottom line

This version of the Balenciaga Triple S is a collaboration between Balenciaga and an online retail brand called Mr. Porter. The shoe retains its older sibling's original silhouette and materials, so it is safe to say that it provides the same fit, comfort, and aesthetic as its predecessor.

What sets this model apart is its unique combination of colors that resulted in a simple yet attention-grabbing design. If you're a fan of the Triple S or you want an even more limited version, then this kick might be worth considering.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collaboration: Mr Porter
Collection: Balenciaga Fashion Sneakers
Price: $895
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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.

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.

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.

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 Balenciaga 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.

  • 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.

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