Balenciaga Launches a New Speed Trainer… With Laces

by Jamie Wilson

Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA

Balenciaga’s Speed Trainer has been one of the most hyped silhouettes this year, in both the streetwear and high-fashion worlds. They’ve unveiled the latest colourways of the model, however this time, laces make an appearance on the usually slip-on shoe. 

If you’re looking for a new pair of high-end sneakers, Balenciaga may well have the answer. No doubt you’ve seen a pair of Speed Trainers across fashion week coverage or likewise, and this new version offers a brand new feature – laces. Up until now, all previous versions of the Speed Trainer have been slip-on silhouettes. The laced version features a slightly lower mid-top upper and a clean white colourway, topped off with a black sole and luminous green laces.

Balenciaga's Speed Trainer Now Has Laces

The sneaker maintains all the clean aesthetics of the original, and the laces seem to fit in perfectly. It seems like a great move from the team over at Balenciaga, as not everyone is keen on slip-on sneakers. So far, the pictured colourway is the only version available, however we wouldn’t be surprised if in time more were released. Balenciaga’s “Memory Sole technology” is also featured here, allowing for a comfortable ride underfoot.

If you’re keen on getting your hands on a pair, they’re available now from select retails such as Saks Fifth Avenue. They’re bound to hit more stores soon, so keep your eyes peeled. As with any Balenciaga release, there will be a fair amount of hype – so be aware that these won’t be sitting on shelves forever.

Model: Balenciaga Speed Trainer (Laced)
Product Code: 0400096820649
RRP: £545
Release Date: Available Now
Buy At: Saks Fifth Avenue

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