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These New Balenciagas Are What Dad Shoes Call Daddy

Date: May 18 2018

By: Rob Marfell

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An evil genius has made the perfect sneaker hybrid: a New Balance 991/Balenciaga Triple S mashup to reign as patriarch of the dad shoe trend.

Donned the ‘New Balenciaga’, the sneaker began as a streetwear meme made by Freddie Smithson. Highsnobiety posted it a couple months back, and to the disgust, dismay and delight of people the world over, it was just made IRL.


No matter how you feel about it, it’s hard to deny how well the concept works. New Balance’s 991 is considered by many as the father of dad shoes, and, with Balenciaga’s Triple S being the one to exaggerate the lumpy look to cartoonish proportions, this custom is the sneaker ouroborus that brings the trend full circle.

Only a few pairs have been made, but those who think this dad shoe is daddy level should talk to its creator jwdanklefs and see if they can work something out.

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