On the streets of paris with his Balenciaga Summer 2021 collection, Demna Gvasalia debuts a fairly
sustainable collection to the soundtrack of BFRND’s cover of Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night.” It
was an eerie, futuristic, technical and somehow keeping Balenciaga‘s true spirit which is somewhat
an ordinary affair, contradicting to which were plenty of pieces in the collection that were above
ordinary: such as the X-Pander.
Balenciaga now has availed pre-order forms for its divisive X-Pander sneaker. In its vast range of
colorways including “Burgundy,” “White,” “Black,” “Gray/Green,” and “Yellow/Gray/Black,” the
leather-free shoe makes it easy for the flag bearers of fashion amongst us to wear this silhouette, as
well as ones that make the shoe stand out more than it already does.
It’s a Balenciaga pair in its true form is the quintessential must have , following a huge parade of
Gvasalia-helmed labelled technical sneakers. Presenting itself as an elevation of its futuristic
footwear offerings, the X-Pander features a unique suspended heel design with a 40mm arch that
compresses when stepped upon, looking like the sort of running shoes the early 2000s expected to
see in the era of 2021.
Elsewhere we receive acceptance to previous shoes such as the Track Sneaker, as the toe box and
mesh base strike quite similar to that pair. The upper uses mesh throughout its design, while adding
a technical look by the overlaying panels made from nylon and rubber. The usual “BB” logo is
replaced on the X-Pander with a modern “B” on the toe and vamp, and sizing has now been moved
to the heel alongside Balenciaga branding on the sole unit at the rear.
Preorder Balenciaga’s X-Pander now online which costs £975 GBP in the U.K. or $1,250 USD in the
United States. Have a look at the different colorways below.
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