The influential couture and streetwear brand spawned a wave of imitators after helping kick off the upscale trend with its Track sneaker and Triple S.
The sneaker freaks at Hypebeast have the skinny on Balenciaga's latest chunky kicks:
Though it may look like the Track.2 merely carries over the original’s complex, layered upper, the new design actually ups the ante with over 176 separate pieces used to create the dense network of leather and mesh panels.
Faux-distressed athletic-inspired portions are arranged to create a partially more breathable structure that blends metallic accents with hits of color, while a dual-density EVA sole is both lightweight and comfortable.
Elsewhere, thick rope laces, “TRACK.2” detailing at the tongue and “BALENCIAGA” branding near the ankle further increase visual interest. Like its predecessor, the Track.2 sports an outsole design that serves to recall classic running sneaker shapes, driving the utilitarian inspiration home.
Initially, the Track.2 will release in three colorways: two tonal white or black iterations and one that elevates a grey base with pops of red and blue.
You can embrace this father-friendly footwear trend by dropping $895 on the Balenciaga’s Track.2 Trainer, available now.