Shopbop

From the Margiela Fusion to Under Armour and A$AP Rocky’s Osiris D3-indebted SRLo, 2018 saw a spate of crazy sneakers hit the market. Now, one designer has attempted to gazump them all with a wild — and seemingly unofficial — hybrid that combines Kanye West’s YEEZY 500 and the Balenciaga Triple S.

If we’re being honest, the shoe — while utterly gratuitous — doesn’t look half bad, marrying the two super-chunk designs rather well. Chunk squared. Arriving in a blush colorway, the paneled upper, which evokes the 500, is perched atop a stacked midsole that is undeniably indebted to the Triple S. If it is the work of a customizer, you’d consider it a job done well enough.

The kick, which is unfortunately listed as “the Hotline Dad Sneaker,” is made by Jeffrey Campbell and can be copped on Shopbop for $135. Somewhat pompously, the website states that the shoe “takes dad sneakers to new heights,” yet fails to mention the YEEZY 500 or Balenciaga Triple S anywhere in the notes.

We reached out to Jeffrey Campbell for comment. Stay posted for updates.

In other sneaker news, Virgil Abloh confirms his “The Ten” collab with Nike is ending.

What To Read Next