From the ground up

Brand: Balenciaga

Model: FW18 Trail sneaker

Key Features: Featuring what looks to be a cage construction around the heel and sides of the shoe which is also integrated into the lacing system, there is, much like on the Triple S, a lot going on over the upper. Each pair of shoes comes with two sets of laces and the midsole is a predictably chunky affair, with pops of color and Balenciaga branding on the outsole.

Release Date: N/A

Price: N/A

Buy: Balenciaga and select retailers TBA

Editor’s Notes: After these still unnamed Balenciaga sneakers first hit the runway in early March, we got our closest look yet at the chunky-tech sneakers, which are releasing in at least five colorways.

Now, thanks to information obtained from reputable sneaker retailers, we can reveal that there will be a version of the sneaker that will come with USB charging and LED lights in the midsole.

If true, this looks like yet another move by Balenciaga to separate themselves from the competition, as more and more brands adopt the chunk sneaker trend.

However, no concrete info has been announced on when exactly these will hit stores or even what they’re called, so make sure to stay tuned for updates as we get them.

Flip through the images above and let us know your thoughts on Balenciaga’s latest “ugly” sneaker in the comments.

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