Earlier this year Balenciaga hit headlines for releasing a £1,600 blue bag, which showed a striking resemblance to an Ikea shopper.
A few months on, and the Spanish designer has split the Internet once again. This time due to their latest footwear drop, featuring the ‘Triple S’ sneaker.
The new shoe range is described online as, “multimaterial oversize trainers with complex sole”, and comes in several different colourways.
However, their overall appearance is a far cry away from the normal dazzling white and squeaky clean exterior one would expect from a fresh pair of kicks. Instead, the rather pricey £600 pair look like they’ve seen better days with visible dirt marks and scuffs.
Needless to say, the Internet is rather confused as to why you would shell out for the pre-worn looking item. One Twitter user even likened their resemblance to shoes you’d find at the bottom of the lost property pile at school.
£500 for these new Balenciaga's and they really be looking like shoes found in lost property at school pic.twitter.com/Gidb3QRWw2
— Zach Redmon (@ZachRedmon) September 7, 2017
this is clearly designed by somebody who forgot what old sneakers look like because they buy new ones too often
— Joseph Lamour (@lamour) September 10, 2017
Twitter most definitely agreed with the comment, with one user asking, “Why are people paying £500 for these new Balenciaga’s when you can just find them in lost property at school for £0???”
However, others were a little more undecided, admitting they were “torn”.
I'm torn. The Balenciaga sneakers are tough, BUT they also look like an old ass pair of shoes that my mom keeps in a box in the garage. pic.twitter.com/mUfPmRmhfR
— DESUANA (@Desuana_D) September 8, 2017
Whatever your first opinion of the shoes are, they have in fact already sold out online, which means they are on their way to becoming a must-have item.
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