Verdict from 5 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: Numerous reviewers describe the Balenciaga Speed 2.0 as cozy on the feet.
  • Lightweight: Many wearers love the airy weight this sneaker feels when worn.
  • Trendy: It is very fashionable, according to countless reviewers.
  • Versatile: With its minimalist design, this sneaker is easy to style with various outfits; several have shared.
  • Breathable: Like other knit sneakers, the Balenciaga Speed 2.0 is well ventilated, a few users have mentioned.
  • Grippy: A couple of satisfied users love the traction this sneaker delivers.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Pricey: As expected from a designer brand, the Balenciaga Speed 2.0 is sold in a costly range.

Bottom line

Balenciaga updated its Speed Trainer silhouette, releasing the Speed 2.0. Similar to its forerunner, this sneaker offers comfort and an easy-to-wear sock-design, suitable for people who are constantly on the move. And to provide a better experience, the brand updated it with a split signature chunky sole for enhanced overall flexibility and support. This kick is a suitable pair for buyers looking for sneakers to keep up with their on-the-move lifestyle.

Balenciaga Speed 2.0: Same style, better flexibility and support

Balenciaga released the Speed Trainer in 2016, the same year the Balenciaga Triple S was launched. Many scrutinized its one-off look with a price tag that costs an arm and leg. Some described the Speed Trainers as scuba shoes, while some think it looks like an ordinary sock seated on top of a rubber sole.

However, some who have a keen eye for fashion gave the Speed Trainer its proper attention and praises. With celebrities' help, the Speed Trainer catapulted to popularity by mere sightings of these sneakers on their social media accounts. Several celebrities like the Kardashians were seen wearing these sock-like kicks, which set the Speed Trainer on fire. 

For the brand's Summer 2020 collection, Balenciaga updated these Speed Trainers, launching the 2.0 version. Without changing the overall look, the brand thought of changing the rubber sole for a better wearer experience.

Fresh update

Pampering your feet while feeling high-fashion is what the Balenciaga Speed 2.0 is all about. Here are a few details this better version iteration has to offer:

  • The designer aims to provide extra support and flexibility to its wearers; thus, the Speed Trainer's signature chunky sole has been split into five segments.
  • It has a pillow-like terry cloth lining that offers super-soft cushioning.
  • This kick is constructed with stretchable 3D knit upper material. This technology strategically hugs the foot and ankle on areas that need support the most. 
  • It has a cushy insole suited for all-day street strutting.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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