Verdict from 8 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • An overwhelming number of buyers consider the Balenciaga Speed Graffiti as comfortable.
  • Many buyers have dubbed this sneaker as one of the most stylish pairs in the market today.
  • Most buyers enjoy this sneaker's minimalist look and versatility.
  • The Graffiti version of Balenciaga Speed Trainer is lightweight, many buyers have vouched.
  • Its durability is superb, according to many respondents.
  • Some buyers have mentioned that they enjoy its cushioning that adapts well to their feet.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Many buyers dislike that the black Balenciaga Speed Trainer Graffiti has an ultra-expensive price tag.
  • A couple of buyers wish that Balenciaga offered this in other colorways.

Bottom line

Balenciaga revisited its renowned Speed Trainer and gave it a bold graffiti update. The Balenciaga Speed Graffiti is crafted with ultra-flexible, lightweight, and comfortable materials to provide pleasant strides to its wearers all day. Its style is versatile, too, that works well with almost any attire.

However, Balenciaga sells this at a premium figure, which many feel is not for everyone.

Good to know

The high-top Balenciaga Speed Graffiti fashion sneakers are made of knit upper that has a sock-like fit for easy to slip-on entry. The entire upper is seated on top of the EVA midsole that provides lightweight and flexible cushioning for day-long use.

The Balenciaga Speed Graffiti casual shoes are considered one of the renowned minimalist silhouettes in the sneaker domain. Its plain black 3D knit upper looks like a sock resting on top of a flexible, white midsole. Applied on the midsole is a graffiti Balenciaga logo to add contrast to the minimalist design of the sneaker. 

The black knit Balenciaga Speed Graffiti is fashionable on feet when styled with skinnies, skirts, and even a sporty tracksuit. This straightforward sneaker will make any usual and straightforward sneakers look luxuriously on-trend.

Balenciaga Speed Graffiti runners took the limelight as it features a minimalist look contrasted with a graffiti design on the sole. This ultra-flexible upper hugs the feet comfortably while sitting on top of a white midsole embellished with graffiti branding. It also has an embossed rear logo to add style and a plush vibe.

Balenciaga dropped the Speed Trainer iteration in November 2016, the same year when the brand unveiled two equally popular sneakers - Balenciaga Race Runners and Balenciaga Triple S Trainers

Balenciaga Speed Trainer did not initially gain the approval of many, as it was scrutinized for its monotonous look that resembled a sock resting on a chunky sole. Many raised eyebrows for its sky-rocketed price tag while it displayed basic features - nothing special to be specific. However, despite its price, many commended it for its utmost comfort and durability. Slowly, this footwear gained followers not only in the world of the upper class but even in the middle class. 

The Balenciaga Speed Trainer gained popularity as it was seen worn by the Kardashian-Jenner sisters. It was also seen sported by many music artists during their most publicized events. Because of its fame and demand, the brand launched several variations of this silhouette. Towards the end of 2017, Balenciaga unveiled the Speed Trainer with laces.

Another variation is the knit black Graffiti Sole Balenciaga Speed Runner. This model kept the avant-garde feel of added with the brand's bold logo printed on the white midsole. It is composed of an ankle-high knit upper with rib knit collar.

  • The Balenciaga Speed Trainer Graffiti 'Black-White' for men and women weighs 240 grams only, to achieve the barely-there feel.
  • This sneaker comes with a Balenciaga marked dust bag and a box set.
  • This model has a 10 mm arch that provides support on the arch of the feet for day-long comfort. 
  • The tonal treaded rubber outsole of this kick features the No Memory technology.

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.