Boundaries have always been pushed for fashion, but did Balenciaga go too far? The brand’s shoe takes on a profile similar to the classic Converse by Chuck Taylor, with a purposefully distressed look.
A series of textures and holes were added to the textile upper, and scuff marks on the shoe. Surprisingly, the finishing touches were minor wear and tore to the rubber sole.
As we may know, with a good brand comes good marketing. The brand’s latest campaign featured shoes with excessive wear with dirt and contained so many marks that it caused people to raise eyebrows. Balenciaga’s viral post insinuated that the shoe was “meant to be worn for a lifetime.”
The sneaker will be available online in Europe on May 9 and available in the United States on May 16. Consumers can buy these Paris Sneakers for $1,850. According to sources, a limited edition of only 100 pairs of “extra destroyed” sneakers would be obtainable by consumers for $1,850, according to the style. The sneaker’s non-limited edition, which appears to be less distressed, will be sold for $495- $625.