When Balenciaga returned to Paris to showcase its Fall 2023 collection, it did so in a motocross-inspired style. Against Demna’s toned-down, largely monochromatic looks, one particular aspect stood out: oversized biker boots.
The label has now rolled out its Men’s Biker Boot to the masses. Available for pre-order on its website, the made-in-Italy boot comes in both calfskin and TPU, the flexible plastic material thermoplastic polyurethane.
As demonstrated on the runway, the boot is taller than most, reaching beyond mid-calf to end just a few inches below the knee. The front features a panel of horizontally stitched quilt cutout, surrounded by layers of leather paneling. Notably, the toe ends in a distinct point.
Thankfully, the boot has a hidden zip enclosure, making it easier than it seems to slip them on. The Balenciaga logo appears on the exterior and in a debossed version on the front of the shoe. Both the calfskin and TPU editions are brushed with a worn-out effect, which is most noticeable on the cream colorway. The biker boot also comes in a red, black and white colorway and in a solid black.
Balenciaga’s Men’s Biker Boot is open for pre-order, priced at $3,365 USD (£4,200 GBP).
In other footwear news, KEEN and Hiking Patrol unveiled the Jasper “Rocks” collaboration.
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