Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga’s creative director, can take a significant amount of credit for transforming the Spanish brand into a global trend leader.
Every season, fashion lovers around the world flock to the brand’s offerings of sophisticated streetwear pieces such as tailored jackets and logo-heavy T-shirts and bags.
However, it is the shoe selection of Balenciaga that is on the top of most wishlists. From the Balenciaga Speed Sock Sneakers to the Balenciaga Houndstooth BB Logo Mules, read on for five perfect Balenciaga shoes to add to your collection this season.
1. Balenciaga Speed Sock Sneakers
The more polished and more comfortable (they are like yoga pants for your feet) cousin of the dad sneaker, the sock sneaker is a trendy style that is both chic and effortless.
Balenciaga is on top of this sneaker trend with its blue and white, pink, and neon green offerings. To style your Balenciaga Speed Sock Sneakers, wear them casually with a pair of jeans, or style them with a dress or midi skirt to make a striking statement with your contrasting aesthetics.
2. Balenciaga Structured Low-Heel Sandal
This low-heeled, slip-on style features a square toe, a thong strap, and silver-tone hardware. Not to mention that these pink leather sandals are made in Italy, ensuring that they are structured, avant-garde, and entirely wearable when paired with other items in your closet.
Opt to wear these as a stylish and sensible alternative to a stiletto or allow them to take the spotlight and dress up a more relaxed outfit comprising your everyday wardrobe.
3. Balenciaga Houndstooth BB Logo Mules
Given that Balenciaga is known for its offerings of cutting-edge styles that harmonize fresh, contemporary silhouettes with powerful, refined shapes, it should come as no surprise that the BB logo mules are as popular as they are.
In seasons prior, this style of shoe has come in cobalt blue, black, and rust orange; however, for this upcoming season, look to get your feet into the houndstooth BB logo mules. Another slip-on style, these feature a pointed toe, kitten heel and a gold-tone logo appliqué on the front.
4. Balenciaga Shiny Leather Belted Booties
Every wardrobe needs a pair of sleek black booties that spices every outfit up.
The Balenciaga Shiny Leather Belted Booties feature a pointed toe, a side zip fastening, and a kitten heel and comprise the innovative and avant-garde design for which Balenciaga is renowned.
Their versatile color and shape ensure that there is almost no outfit with which these couldn’t be paired. Go ahead, style them with your sheer tights, denim cropped flares, and delicate lace maxi skirt in the fall, and velvet trousers, midi skirts, and jumpsuits in the winter. Alternatively, do how Anna Wintour does, and pair your black ankle booties with jewel tones and animal print.
5. Balenciaga Track Sneakers
Everyone and their mom know that dad sneakers are the ugly shoe trend that keeps on giving.
For several seasons, this chunky style of shoe has been spotted on runways and It girls all around the world. So, if you want to take part in this trend, now is undoubtedly the time. The new Balenciaga Track Sneakers have a lace-up front, round toe, pull tabs at the front and back, a structured design, and a chunky rubber sole.
When executed right, this sneaker style can go with a range of ensembles — from office suits to sequin dresses, contributing an irreverence to an outfit that might otherwise be a little too put-together.
Whether you are wearing a raincoat and jeans, an office-approved jumpsuit, a bodycon neon dress or an off-duty linen get-up, you will find yourself reaching for these sneakers for an unexpected fashion twist.
What are your favorite Balenciaga shoes for the upcoming season?
Which ones are you thinking of adding to your closet?
Let us know about your shopping plans and any styling tips you have in the comments below!