We don’t talk about Balenciaga shoes very often around here, but I’d like to change that. Now that Balenciaga’s online store has expanded and the brand has started allowing more major retailers to sell their wares on the Internet, Balenciaga shoes are more visible than ever. For shoe lovers, that’s a great thing – the brand offers a level of highly detailed futurism that’s hard to come by elsewhere.
I’d like to start off with a classic. The Balenciaga Glove Sandal has been around in one form or another for a couple of years now, and its attributes explain perfectly why I have such an affection for the brand. When you combine that with a brilliant red color for spring, I can barely restrain myself.
First and foremost, this design is most notable for what it lacks: extra doo-dads. The soft red leather is allowed to stand on its own in one great minimalist swath, with only the metallic slingback and sole accents to distract from it. Other than the iconic Motorcycle bags, that’s what Balenciaga is known for – clean, slightly space-aged designs that highlight the quality of the materials used. I would love to get a pair of these shoes on my feet immediately. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $745.