When they were given their debut on the FW20 runway, the potential of Balenciaga’s Soccer sneakers was clear for all to see. Nimble yet robust, lightweight yet leather-free, the shoe covered the narrow channels with aplomb, who said fashion and football don’t mix?
Kicking off with the new football season, now the shoe has arrived on the market, but don’t be tempted to turn up to your local astro in a pair. In spite of their intricate topstitching, the elasticised tongue that folds over the front, and round-spiked soles that give them the appearance of being pitch-ready, the Balenciaga Soccer is made for everyday wear as opposed to athletic activities. Prepare to see these everywhere soon.
Balenciaga Soccer will be available in selected stores worldwide and on Balenciaga.com on September 24th.