Topshop has just re-released its sell-out ugly trainers – AKA those Balenciaga trainer dupes.
Balenciagas Triple S trainers are known for their eccentric design and their oversized style – oh, and also for being very expensive.
Most of the designer trainers are priced at £615 – which is a hell of a lot of money for trainers that make your feet look absolutely massive.
But if youre into that style, Topshop has got your back.
Its got its own version of the chunky trainers – the Ciara Chunky Trainers – which were released earlier this year and sold out almost immediately.
And, unsurprisingly, people who didnt get their hands on them werent happy – and took to Twitter to say so
@Topshop good morning! Will you be getting the Ciara chunky trainers in white back in stock and it so when? I I need them so bad!
— Roísín E O'Sullivan (@RevDucks) March 21, 2018
@Topshop Are your ciara black chunky trainers coming back into stock? Devvoed I missed out.
— Amy Baby (@Amy_M_x) April 14, 2018
— Penelope (@penelopesarah) March 19, 2018
It seems Topshop listened to its customers demands as the chunky trainers are now finally back on sale, retailing for £31.20.
Yes, £31 compared to the original £615. Thats a £584 difference, people.
So whats the difference?
The difference £584 makes
- American style oversized trainers
- Multimaterials: nubuck and meshes
- Quilted effect
- Washed, vintage effect
- Bicolour round laces in two loops
- Balenciaga logo at side and back
- Embroidered shoe size at the tip of the toe
- Complex sole
- 10 mm arch
- Made in China
- Composition: 60% Polyester, 25% Calfskin, 15% Lambskin
- A sporty shape is finished with a chunky sole with a 90s feel.
- Upper: 65% Leather, 20% Textile, 15% Polyurethane
- Specialist clean only.
There is doubtless a great deal of difference in the craft and materials but a lot of that price difference is because of Balenciagas standing as a premium brand.
Topshops versions come in a variety of colours including yellows, blacks and metallic – and if you want to get your hands on some, you can do so here.