It doesn’t really matter what Balenciaga’s new shoe looks like. It could be a Croc jibbitzed with poo emojis and god knows we’d see it on every second pair of feet at the next fashion week. But for shits and giggles, let’s look at it anyway.
We see ASICS running shoe blended with fat-tongued 90s skate shoe vibes and some Nike Chapuka chucked in for good measure. The result is a silly-looking sneaker that we’ll see so much of that it will soon cease to be looking silly, and we might even succumb to wanting a pair. Such is the writing-about-hype life.
Yeezy Mafia declare the shoe a rip-off, but as we said, it doesn’t matter what it is – Balenciaga know better than anyone: ‘If you build it, they will come.’