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Balenciaga Sneaker Styling and Sizing Guide

Posted on June 22 2021

Balenciaga Triple S

When you hear Balenciaga, you probably think of trainers straight away. The brand has positioned itself as one of the top footwear brands in the world, with a variety of trend-setting designs including the Track, the Speed, and the Triple S.

However, this hasn’t always been the case. The fashion house was founded back in 1917 by Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga.

He created innovative designs that helped to shape the haute couture scene in France. The brand changed a lot over the years but has still retained its high-end luxury reputation.

There’s no disputing that Balenciaga dominates the footwear scene - but how do you know how to style Balenciaga trainers? And how well do they fit? Keep reading to learn more about Balenciaga sneakers, including sizing and styling tips.


Balenciaga Tracks

Out of all the quality Balenciaga footwear designs, the Balenciaga track is up there with the best. These stylish and comfortable trainers have the style of a retro running shoe thanks to the chunky soles and panelled design.

Many Balenciaga shoe designs feature a mixture of materials, and the Balenciaga Track is no exception. The sole is layered and features thick, foam cushioning and a sporty-looking reinforced rubber outsole.


What Do I Wear With Balenciaga Tracks?

The Balenciaga Track is a versatile shoe that goes with a whole variety of outfits. Although the Track is a sporty-looking shoe, it isn’t restricted to a sporty styled outfit.

There are a variety of colours available so you don’t have to worry about colour clashes. You can find Tracks with red soles, yellows soles, white soles, and black soles.

Before purchasing a pair of high-end trainers, it’s always best to plan what outfits you can wear with them - if you don’t have clothes that will go with neon yellow and bright blue, then it might be best to opt for a plain white or black design.

Other Balenciaga pieces are sure to complement your Balenciaga Tracks, so have a browse through your wardrobe and see what forms the best combination.


How Do Balenciaga Tracks Fit?

The main thing you want in any shoe is comfort, so you’ll be glad to know that Balenciaga Tracks are super comfortable.

The chunky soles help to cushion your feet, so you won’t have to worry about aching heels and blistered toes.

Balenciaga is an Italian brand, and therefore uses Italian sizing. This means that if you’re a UK size 12 in footwear, you’re best off taking a size down.


Balenciaga Speeds

The Balenciaga Speed Trainers were launched back in 2016, and were an instant hit, with celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Ashlee Simpson, Hailey Baldwin, Gucci Mane and Future spotted wearing the trendy trainers.

You can recognise Speeds straight away - their unique sock-style appearance and the signature Balenciaga text combine sporty with elegance.

The wide soles and comfortable, laid-back design offer great versatility, and ultimately great value for money.


What Do I Wear With Balenciaga Speeds?

The Speed trainer is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s for a walk in the park, a quick workout, or even a night out.

These sneakers have a large base and snugly fit your ankles, complimenting all silhouettes and outfits.

You can wear Speeds with tracksuit bottoms, jeans, leggings, skirts, and many people have been seen rocking the Balenciaga beauties with bicycle shorts and a baggy tee.

Although longer trousers / pants do go well with Speeds, it’s best to wear something cropped so you can really show them off.

If you do opt to wear shorts or cropped leggings/ trousers with your Speeds, try to avoid wearing long socks as it most likely won’t be a great look. Speeds have a sock look about them, so wearing long socks underneath sock shoes will clash.

The Balenciaga Speed is a versatile shoe that looks great in many outfits, so no matter what your fashion style is, you’re sure to rock the Speeds.


How Do Balenciaga Speeds Fit?

It’s pretty hard to get more comfortable shoes than the Balenciaga Speeds. They have no laces or straps so you can slide your feet in quickly and easily. They fit like a pair of socks - snug and comfortable.

People might look at the Speeds and think that they won’t be snug or supportive, but that isn’t the case.

They provide great hold and support for your feet as well as any other trainer. You won’t get much slip inside the shoe either, which is always a bonus.

They’re light shoes and won’t weigh you down like many other designer shoes on the market at the moment. If you’re planning on buying these shoes, it’s always best to go a size down like with most Balenciaga shoes.


Balenciaga Triple S

Oversized trainers have dominated the footwear market for years, so it’s no surprise that people love Balenciaga Triple S Trainers. They have a stylish design and great attention to detail, as expected with any Balenciaga design.

They’re large shoes with super chunky soles and can give you a bit of extra height off the ground. As they’re so large, they’re also quite heavy and can feel like you’re wearing big boots.

Like most Balenciaga trainers, they have a premium price tag - but they’re not the most expensive of Balenciaga’s footwear with some costing thousands of pounds.

If you’re going to spend hundreds of pounds on trainers, you expect them to be quality, comfortable, and durable - and the Balenciaga Triple S certainly won’t disappoint.


What Do I Wear With Balenciaga Triple S’s?

Triple S Trainers look great with neutral clothes with simple colour patterns - denim or colour block can really complement the luxury trainer.

If you’re opting for a more casual look, distressed jeans or joggers can look great with Triple S shoes. However, they can also look great for special occasions.

If you’re shopping, going out to dinner, or seeing friends, you can mix the chunky shoes with smart clothes - skirts, dresses or trousers can look great with the shoes.


How Do Balenciaga Triple S’s Fit?

Although the Balenciaga Triple S’s are chunky and a bit heavy, they fit comfortably and feel great on your feet.

If you get the right size, they won’t rub your feet at all and are suitable for wearing for hours on end.

As with the other shoes mentioned, it’s best to choose a size/ half a size smaller than your usual. If possible, try on a pair before you buy to get the best possible fit.