Sneaker Highlights from Paris Fashion Week
After three weeks of fashion shows in New York, London, and Milan, it was finally Paris' turn. The City of Lights turned it on for this season's showings, as did the labels. Needless to say, there was plenty for us to sink our teeth into.
From the CdG x Nike Dunk to Balenciaga's bizarre offerings, these are the highlights from Paris Fashion Week.
Telfar x Converse
Telfar opened Paris Fashion Week with a bang, debuting their upcoming Converse colab. Tapping Cons' basketball heritage, the brand reworked Chuck 70s, Pro Leathers and ERXs for their unisex collection.
Comme des Garçons x Nike Dunk Low
After the colab was rumoured earlier this month, the Comme des Garçons x Nike Dunk Low debuted in Paris this week. Sporting the Japanese label's signature black, the low top was equipped with translucent TPE, giving off vibes of the brands' earlier collaborative Dunk, in a move that's sure to get fans hot under the collar.
Off-White's own sneakers might not get hypebeasts going the way their Swoosh co-signed counterparts, but they're reason enough to give Virgil's runway shows a look. Walking the Paris runway this time around was his newest silhouette, the Chlorine, which, despite its name, packed a colourful punch. With bulky soles, exaggerated laces, double-layered upper and writhing arrow branding, there's not much that hasn't been thrown at this shoe.
Balenciaga's Triple S turned heads, blew minds and epitomised a paradigm-shifting trend still felt today. The brand's Paris SS20 proved they're not done fiddling with proportions. Overblown measurements were a running theme, with one sneaker in particular sporting an oversized forefoot, wrap-around sole, and 'TYREX' printed at the toe. Black leather dress shoes get the same treatment, walking the runway equipped with tread fit for the ruggedest of terrain.