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The Balenciaga Sneakers Buying Guide

With bold hardware, metallic panels and contrasting textures, it's no surprise everyone wants to lace-up Balenciaga's trainers. Whether it's a pair of light, low-top runners ideal for the gym or leather high-tops you can throw on in the evening, expect every pair to be designed with serious attention to detail. Find your new favourite and keep them in rotation all season long.

Balenciaga is known for reworking the label’s heritage style with experimental silhouettes and contemporary detailing. Today, this includes a wide range of sneakers for every occasion, be it sports or leisure. There are Balenciaga sneakers to suit every style and preference, from high tops and low tops to lace-ups and slip-ons. Read on for our women’s Balenciaga sneakers buying guide, which will help you find the best pair to suit your style and the size you need. 

The Most Wanted Balenciaga Sneakers

  • Balenciaga Speed Stretch-Knit High-Top Sneakers

    Simple, sleek, and fresh, these Balenciaga Speed Stretch-Knit High-Top Sneakers are as contemporary as they come. They have a sock-like lightness to them because they’re made from a singular piece of stretch-knit and fit your foot like a glove. This high-top style features a textured rubber sole for extra durability and support, and discreetly displays the detailed Balenciaga white logo. 

  • Balenciaga Triple-S Sneakers

    This signature design is one of the most popular models to come out of Balenciaga’s sneaker range with a statement chunky outsole that’s chic without compromising support and comfort. Balenciaga Triple-S Sneakers have a rounded toe and fasten with a stylish lace-up front. They're easy to put on and take off with a pull tab located at the brand-embossed tongue and rear. The Triple-S sneaker is made out of leather, polyester, and rubber, and comes in a range of colorways.

  • Balenciaga Speed Laminated Knit Sock Sneakers

    Balenciaga Speed Laminated Knit Sock Sneakers are a contemporary take on the brand’s iconic style. Made in Italy from laminated 3D-knit for a metallic finish, they sit on a super flexible white sole that provides extra support with an ergonomic 10mm arch. The back of the sole showcases the neatly embossed Balenciaga logo. 

The Balenciaga Sneakers Sizing Guide

Buying your first pair of women’s Balenciaga sneakers and unsure of your size? The label uses French sizing (same as European) and you can use the chart below to find how this correlates with UK, US and Japan.

For example, if you’re a US size 4, then you should buy your Balenciaga sneakers in a 37. 

UKEURUSJP
134422,5
235523
336624
437724.5
538825
639926
7401026.5
8411127
9421228

How to Care For Your Balenciaga Sneakers

Balenciaga sneakers demand special handling and care. Avoid machine washing any of your Balenciaga sneakers, especially the leather ones. These have unique qualities and need to be protected from water and direct sources of light and heat.

For mud splatters, wait until the mud has dried. Then gently brush the dirt away with a toothbrush and remove the rest of the stain with gentle soap and a soft cloth. Take care not to rub the stain further into the material. For knitted sneakers, use cold water, mild soap and a soft cloth as above, using a firm but gentle pressure without snagging the knit. Allow the sneaker to air dry before wearing again. 

FAQ

Are Balenciaga sneakers worth the money?

Balenciaga sneakers are made in Italy using premium materials, and if taken care of correctly, will last for many years. Celebrities and influencers alike are big fans of the Balenciaga sneaker sock, and the Balenciaga hype isn’t going to die down any time soon. 

Who designs Balenciaga sneakers today?

Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia currently heads the fashion house as its Creative Director. He’s also credited with creating the iconic VETEMENTS clothing line and joined Balenciaga in 2015. He launched the famous Triple-S sneaker in 2017. 

Where are Balenciaga Sneakers made?

Most Balenciaga sneakers are Made in Italy, however some styles such as the Triple S are now made in China. Initially crafted in Italy, the Triple S was moved to China where they have the capacities to produce a lighter shoe. The high-quality finish you’ve come to expect from a Balenciaga sneaker remains.