Love it or hate it, luxury brands have been infiltrating sneaker culture for decades now. In recent years, the wave has been led by Balenciaga’s Triple S, with its iconic stacked sole and chunky silhouette. Every fashion house has followed in its footsteps with chunky iterations, and the luxe offering only continues to grow. To stay ahead of what’s worth your investment, we’ve rounded up the very best out there today.
From the super high-end offerings of Prada and Maison Margiela to elevated sneakers care of OFF-WHITE and Y-3, you’d be forgiven for not knowing where to start when it comes to what’s hot and what’s widely missed the mark on the luxury sneaker front. It’s for this reason that you can bookmark this post with our regular updates on the high-end kicks taking pride of place on Highsnobiety‘s radar right now.
Right now, we’re heavily fucking with designer high-tops from Japanese label Y-3 and its FW18 Bashyo II, plus some interesting floral-printed designs from Virgil’s always head-turning OFF-WHITE. For the real flex, Balenciaga’s latest Track shoe is sure to grab the attention of the fashion week crowd, as is Margiela’s glue-covered, deconstructed Fusion sneakers — for, well, obvious reasons.
And as for the luxe but understated looks, you can’t go wrong with a Prada classic. The America’s Cup silhouette was one of the first fashion house forays into the sneakerdom and remains popular today, while A.P.C.’s Techno sneakers provide that equally low-key but, classy touch to any ’fit.
So, if you’re looking to invest in a more elevated sneaker than your standard general release, browse our full selection below.
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- Curated by: Nigel Minani