When I say, “Cross trainers,” what comes into your mind? Perhaps something like this: sunrise runs at the local track, mainstream brands like Adidas and Nike, and maybe even the track pants to match. Today’s cross trainers, however, are anything but those things. Today’s cross trainers are “the” every day “it” shoe. Are you prepared to spend the “it prices”?
High fashion houses such as Balenciaga, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton have officially broken into the sneakers market, and with no shortage of success. Ranging from $800 to well over $1,000 a pair, these sneakers might seem like just another pair of shoes to the untrained eye. Look more closely, however, and you’ll see all marks of a high fashion brand. This seasons its all about designer labels! I’m guilty of purchasing designer Balenciaga sneaker-socks. I wear them every day. They’re beyond comfy and adjust perfectly to my foot. I’d wear them under a gown if the opportunity presented itself. This is my justification and I’m not alone. Balenciaga cross trainers are also very cool and thankfully they’ve given the hard-to-get Louis Vuitton cross trainers (see below) a run for their money. I’m also eyeing the Fendi fall collection of cross trainers and sock sneakers.
Streetwear doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. We can expect other high fashion labels to follow suit, so expect to see more urban-inspired trends soon. Click any of the purple links to indulge designer cross trainers. If you wait too long to decide you’re likely to find size tens on the shelves. If you are a size seven don’t even think about getting your foot into a ten!
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