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Balenciaga's Creased-Leather Sneaker Re-Enters the Arena

Balenciaga’s Arena sits somewhere between the Triple S’s craziness and theSpeed Trainer's sleek, limitless cool.

Among its pared-back features, the Arena boasts creased lambskin leather uppers, silver D-ring eyelets (which hold a thick leather tongue in place) and simple rubber outsoles. The shoe has been around for a couple of years but just randomly swanned back onto our radar.

Mr Porter seem to have located a long-forgotten stash of tonal red Arenas and thrown them up in their online store. We tried to be quick, but between discovering the news and pulling this post together, the sleek sneaks sold out. There are a couple of sizes still available via Antonioli for those who move fast. And as compensation for the disappointed, allow us to direct you to a couple of alternative colours: olive green and straight-business black.

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