As far as minimalist sneakers go, you can’t get any simpler than Balenciaga's Speed Trainer. A forerunner of the sneakersock trend, it recently took a backseat to Balenciaga’s chunkier offspring — but with spring here (in the North anyway), we're more than happy to return to something sleeker and more appropriate for the warmer weather.
This Speed Trainer comes in an all-over light grey weave, with neon yellow ‘BB’ branding at the heel. The geometric sole has been updated as well, with yellow-tinged translucent sections added to the outsole. After months of Triple S fever and chunky sneakers aplenty, the understated aesthetic comes as a breath of fresh air, and we welcome it.
If you’re looking to ditch the chunky sneaker thing, pick up the Speed Trainer from Farfetch now.