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Dive into the world of luxury designer sneakers

August 13, 2023 7:25 PM
Dive into the world of luxury designer sneakers

We know all too well how a sneaker shows your character. Besides being practical and comfortable, a sneaker is also a true fashion statement. The world of high fashion and luxury designer brands are equally aware of this. Dive into the world of luxury designer sneakers in this article.

Find a list of our favourite designer sneakers here.

Popular luxury sneakers

Gucci x adidas Gazelle WMNS 'Green'

Gucci x adidas Gazelle WMNS 'Green' roze achtergrond

On 7 April 2023, adidas released a collection of no less than six different sneakers in collaboration with Gucci. The capsule saw the return of two Gazelle colorways, including the green colorway above, and some colourful ZX8000 models.

The fashion brand was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci and is now a company worth around $18.1 billion dollars. It is therefore exceptional to see a sports brand like adidas collaborating with Gucci - two worlds that intersect and match surprisingly well.


BALENCIAGA GRAFFITI RUNNER SNEAKER aan voeten van model zwarte broek

One of the big names within the world of haute couture is Balenciaga. In the rich history of the brand, you will see diverse moments reflected - what started as the pioneer of high fashion women's fashion, grew into celebrated high-profile sneaker designs.

Whether you are a fan of it or not, everyone is familiar with the Spanish brand's sock-like designs. Yet Balenciaga is also joining the chunky sneaker trend.

Curious about more chunky models? Read here: A top 10 chunky sneaker for 2023

Dior X Air Jordan 1 High 'Air Dior'

Travis Scott draagt Dior X Air Jordan 1 High 'Air Dior'
Hugo Scott/ Christian Dior

Since 1940, Dior has been making a name for itself. In 2023, the brand stands for bold, creative and feminist designs. Dior made a bold choice in 2020 when it collaborated with a sneaker community favourite, the Jordan Brand. Besides the Air Jordan 1 High, the two also released a Low version and several apparel items.

Besides the collab with Jordan, Dior has entered into many other collaborations with well-known brands and names. For example, they released several eye-popping items in collaboration with Travis Scott. KAWS and Stüssy have also had the chance to collab with the luxury brand.

Prada Brushed Leather

Prada Brushed Leather aan voeten model met zwarte broek

For more than a hundred years, Prada has been delighting us with shoes, clothes and accessories. The brand started with Mario Prada. Mario believed that women were not meant for the shop floor, however, when the owner wanted to retire, his son did not want to continue the business. So who was to be the successor? That task was ironically passed on to Mr Prada's daughter, Luisa. Luisa ran the brand for 20 years and brought Prada to the level it is at today.

Among other things, Prada is known for its minimalist designs, this is well reflected in the Brushed Leather sneaker. The shoe is a mix of sportiness with a sleek fashionable design.

Balmain Unicorn

Balmain Unicorn aan voeten model met zilveren vloer

In case you are not entirely familiar with Balmain here is a brief introduction: Balmain is a French fashion house set up by Pierre Balmain in 1945. The brand is all about elegance and luxury. After the death of the founder, Olivier Rousteing was appointed creative director in 2011. Rousteing blew a fresh wind into the fashion brand and created a mix of fashionable and modern elegance.

A perfect example of an execution of the elements Olivier Rousteing tries to mix is the Balmain Unicorn.

Louis Vuitton Nike Air Force 1 Low By Virgil Abloh White Green

Louis Vuitton Nike Air Force 1 Low By Virgil Abloh White Green gras ondergrond

Even after the death of legendary designer Virgil Abloh, his work lives on. On 19 July 2022, he dropped no less than nine colorways of the Louis Vuitton Nike Air Force 1.

In 2018, Virgil became creative director at Louis Vuitton. This was groundbreaking as he was the first person of colour to be assigned this job. To make the fashion designer creative director was one of LV's best decisions ever, as his works were mega-successful and meaningful. The 9 colorways of the AF1 is one of the evidence of this. Louis Vuitton Nike Air Force 1 Low By Virgil Abloh White Green breathes luxury!

Interested in more of Abloh's work? Read: The 10 most iconic works of Virgil Abloh.

Chanel CC Runner

Chanel CC Runner

Luxury brand Chanel has been in the fashion world for over a century. Throughout the years, Chanel continues to innovate and develop, which is why it is not surprising to spot sneakers in their collections. The chunky sneaker fits right into today's streetwear fashion. The Chanel CC Runner is living proof that fashionable can also be comfortable.

Prada x adidas Superstar

Prada x adidas Superstar drie paartjes achter elkaar

Besides designing its own sneaker, Prada also likes to collaborate with other brands such as adidas, for example.

The look of the Superstar sneaker has remained pretty much intact, apart from the extra Prada branding, yet the model did undergo changes during this collaboration. This is because the shoe was made in the high fashion brand's Italian factories, so this means that the Prada x adidas Superstar is made of quality materials. So if you are still looking for a luxury designer sneaker, the Prada Superstar is the way to go.

Off White X Nike Dunk Low 'Pine Green' - SNKRS DAY Exclusive Access

Off White X Nike Dunk Low 'Pine Green' - SNKRS DAY Exclusive Access bruine achtergrond

When you think of a luxury designer sneakers brand, the iconic Off-White comes to mind for many fans. The brand was founded by creative multi-talent Virgil Abloh. Abloh founded Off-White in 2013, and in a short time it became a global success.

In 2019, Off-White launched a Dunk Pack in collaboration with Nike. The sneakers can be recognised from miles away by the signature elastic threads draped over the upper and the classic Off-White label.

We hope you learned a bit more about the world of luxury designer sneakers. Keep checking our Sneakerjagers Instagram for the latest trends and news in our community.