Topshop has released a ￡38 knock-off version of the Balenciaga Triple S Trainer, which usually retail at a hefty ￡595.
Chunky, sturdy trainers, otherwise known as ‘dad’ trainers, are seemingly on the rise in the fashion world with brands such as Yeezy, Louis Vuitton and Reebok developing their own versions.
Now Topshop has jumped on the bandwagon, launching the Ciara Chunky Trainers that appear to have been inspired by Balenciaga.
People have been quick to point out the similarities between the TopshopTopshop (originally Top Shop) is a British multinational fashion retailer of clothing, shoes, make-up and accessories. It has around 500 shops worldwide – of which some 300 are in the UK – plus online operations in a number of its markets. Its current CEO is Ian Grabiner, and it is part of the Arcadia Group, which is controlled by Sir Philip Green. and Balenciaga trainerstrainers are shoes primarily designed for sports or other forms of physical exercise, but which are now also often used for everyday wear. on social media, with many stressing their aversion to the “ugly trainer obsession”.
“People either hate them or love them but I just got a pretty good dupe of the Balenciaga trainers in Topshop if you’re into ‘ugly’ shoes like me,” one person tweeted.
Another Twitter user commented: “It’s so funny how every high fashion company is trying to copy those Balenciaga speed trainers now.”
Balenciaga counts celebrities such as Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin as fans of the Triple S Trainer.
However, that hasn’t stopped people from taking every opportunity to make fun of the “ugly trainer” style trendA trend is the latest style of popular culture including but not limited to: clothing, music, vernacular (common speech), and the latest tv shows. This form of culture is usually expressed by preps and other kids trying desperately to be accepted by peers despite obvious outcastment..
“People will literally wear anything that’s ‘designer’ them Balenciaga trainers are UGLY AF,” one person emphatically wrote on Twitter.
Another individual compared them to the kinds of trainers they used to wear as a child.