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Haute or Not? Balmain Releases High-Top Velcro Kicks

Haute or Not? Balmain Releases High-Top Velcro Kicks

For our fashion forward males who just happen to have a shoe fetish, here’s a new pair of kicks to get excited over … maybe. Balmain has recently released a set of leather, high-top velcro sneakers that are sure to produce an array of spin-offs from several not so haute designers. Even if one can wait for a replica of this shoe to hit the shelves, will they sell? What are your thoughts? Haute or not so haute?

Taking cues from popular high-top models of the past, Balmain has translated the traditional silhouette to fit in around the runway as well as they do on the concrete catwalks of the city. Despite velcro straps that ensure custom fit, the sneakers retain a relatively slim profile, pairing well with raw denim or other darker bottoms. Made in Italy with premium leather, the Balmain Leather High-Top Sneakers are available as an online exclusive on the brand’s web shop for €780 EUR – approximately $1024 USD when translated.



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