In today’s world where there is a ‘luxury variant’ for every thing, we have transformed plenty of everyday products into fancy abominations. Even the humble athletic trainers have been converted into a ‘piece-of-art’.
High-end sneakers may be as ubiquitous as ripped denim these days, but more variety means it’s even harder for the cream to rise to the top. Designers like Gucci, Valentino, Balenciaga, all have tried there hands on creating the luxurious sneakers.
All you sneaker heads (also, the rich ones), here’s a primer on some of the hottest purveyors of high-end kicks. Follow our guide to the slickest luxury sneaker brands you can invest in right now.
Gucci, the biggest trendsetter, has long embraced the sportier side of the footwear. They kicked off the embroidery revolution few years ago, and haven’t slowed down since then. The Italian brand has created some on-trend sneakers which made the world go crazy about them.
Few of the best pieces from the brand are:
Their latest SS’19 Collection include the colorful strawberry print sneakers which literally look yummy.
A new sneaker-sandal hybrid design with Velcro straps and elastic laces featured in the Gucci Show Time campaign. Designed by Alessandro Michele.
These Rython sneakers have been the most imitated sneakers on the streets and can be called the eternal on-trend sneakers. They go well with almost every look. From your selvedge denims to your white tee, you can easily dress-up or dress-down these white ace sneakers.
The Spanish fashion house is a century old brand and it creates the most urban pieces. The brand continues to shock the world with its innovative designs. They are the kings of the chunky trainers trend.
These luxurious trainers cost about 575 Pounds.
These slip-ons are the most iconic styles of the Spanish fashion house. The brand proudly boasts its logo on the sides of the shoe.
One of the most instantly recognizable silhouettes on the market today, mainly because they’re so clean you could eat your dinner off them.
Common Projects are so noticeable because of the gold foil style code stamped on the heel, each unique one signifying the color, code and size of the shoe.
Original Women by Common Projects in sheepskin pink are beautiful sneakers for young girls to make a statement.
YVES SAINT LAURENT
You automatically envision tight leather jackets and black boots when you hear Saint Lauren. But the French fashion house, produces equally edgy and decadent trainers, with scrawled branding across its court classic low-top trainers, which are crafted in canvas and available in a variety of shades, for those laid back days.
These rusty sneakers have become very popular in the fashion circle because of their raw and undone finish. What catches the attention is the logo embroidery on the shoe.
Try out these hi-tops adorned with leather panels to make a statement with your leather jacket and black jeans.
Owning one pair of John Lobb Bespoke shoes is a dream of every sneaker-head. The Italian brand makes seriously exquisite and spotless retro sneakers, featuring a stitched cup sole construction for durability and lightness – two qualities perfect for both the bowling alley and the sidewalk.
These white sneakers with blue panel at the back look stylish as well as practical.
John Lobb also provide you the By Request service where you can customize your own sneakers. What more could you want?
If you’re of the smart casual persuasion (T-shirt and sneakers with a coloured suit), these luxe kicks are for you. So, next time you save up or plan to buy a luxury pair for yourself, you can take hints from our guide.