Who's checked out Balenciaga And Vibram's Toe Shoes?
Author: Wardah Sempa | Monday 19th October 2020
Balenciaga have decided to change up their style by debuted a collaboration with the Italian brand Vibram on its fall-winter runway back in February, but they're finally hitting the stores today to fulfil your toe-separation: introducing Balenciaga's new toe shoes.
Designed by Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga are known for going wild with their footwear styles. The French design house basically kickstarted the dad shoe trend in 2017 with their now-iconic Triple S sneakers, and since then has released high fashion hikers, and a cycling shoe, which to think about it is different.
The toe sneaker just might be the final frontier of forbidden footwear. Vibram is an innovative rubber sole label that introduced the world to its infamous Fivefingers toe shoes back in 2004. The style features five individual toe "pockets"—feel free to squirm—intended to replicate the feeling of walking barefoot. Vibram lent its flexible soles to three new Balenciaga styles, all made of recycled knit. There's a lace-up sneaker with a suspended heel not unlike moon bounce shoes, a wearablesock boot where "wearable" is in the phalange of the beholder, and a bootie, because your newfound, Herculean toe grip is now strong enough to support a three-inch heel.
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