Are we here for this so-called “ugly” sneaker trend? I’m a little intrigued with the design of a few of these sneakers. What’s really the gag with these shoes anyway? Why are we obsessed with this retro/futuristic silhouette? From Kanye West to Versace every designer is on board with this “ugly” trend.
I have to be honest, when I first saw how big this trend was, I didn’t like any of the sneakers. The Balenciaga sneakers started to grow on me the more they overflooded my news feeds. The Balenciaga Triple S and the Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers are my favorite “Ugly” sneaker currently. It could be the chunky silhouette or the 90s nostalgia of these sneakers that cultivated my attention. The fact of the manner is you won’t see me running to the stores to cop these bad boys though. My pockets can’t take the damage yet.
The real question is would we rock these if they were Scekhers or FUBU ? Maybe we would be if a mega-celebrity was photoed rocking a pair. Are we invested in these because of the brand or the actual design?
Below are a few celebs pictured with some of these popular sneakers. You can also find links to retailers with knock-off Balenciagas for sell.
What are y’all thoughts?
Kim Kardashian in her hubby’s Yeezy Wave Runners, Tracee Ellis Ross & Bella Hadid in Balenciaga’s Triple S sneakers.
Rihanna making her way around JFK in her Balenciaga neon colored sneakers. Kendall Jenner making an appearance in her brother laws kicks & A$AP ROCKY styling in these white Flia sneakers.
Hailey Baldwin making rounds in her Louis Vuitton sneakers. Gotta love a camel colored coat.
Nigerian music artist Tiwa Savage posted on the gram in her Louis Vuitton sneakers looking very “on trend”.
Abrific Teyana Taylor & media maven Karen Civil posted up in 2 Chainz Chain Reaction versace sneakers.
Below are a few knock off versions I found online: