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Let’s say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 with renewed enthusiasm and optimism for the future. We’ve compiled a list the best luxury sneakers in the world to help you get off to a good start. From Louis Vuitton to Dior and Balenciaga, these new kicks will help you achieve your fitness goals for the year… in the most fashionable way possible.
The Walk’n’Dior sneakers are from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Cruise 2022 collection for Dior, and they’ve been reworked season after season. The Dior Etoile motif is present in all of the new Cruise 2022 iterations, which pays homage to Monsieur Dior’s lucky star. The star-pattern dominates the hi-top sneakers’ collars, while the “Christian Dior” branding can be seen across the heels. Tone-on-tone white, white and gold, and white and blue are the three colorways available for the sneakers. The shoes are made of a combination of leather and technical fabric.
The Dior website has the Walk’N’Dior sneakers available.
Louis Vuitton Runner Tatic Sneaker
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The Runner Tatic sneaker made its debut during the late Virgil Abloh‘s Spring/Summer 2022 collection, and it’s a mix of technical aspects of running shoes from the 1990s with Louis Vuitton signatures like the LV logos and Monogram Flowers. Blue, mocha, white, black, and green are the five colorways available for the latest silhouette. The technologically advanced soles, which are made of foam-injected cushioning for maximum comfort when worn, are another highlight. The sneakers are made up of a mix of materials, including mesh textile and suede calf leather.
If you want to get your hands on a pair of these high-end sneakers, they’ll be available starting January 20.
Prada x Adidas Forum Sneaker
The collaboration between Prada and Adidas, one of the most anticipated releases of the new year, has raised the bar for what is considered luxury sportswear. The co-branded Forum collection seamlessly blends the best elements of each brand for a super-charged, creative, and wearable collection. The sneakers, which come in all-white or all-black colorways, are the standouts. The signature Prada triangle is embroidered on a detachable pouch made of Re-Nylon, and the names of both brands can be found on various parts of the sneakers, including the heels, tongue, and inner soles.
The brand’s most recent release follows the success of previous releases such as the Triple-S, Track, and Speed. Demna has given the new sneakers the name Phantom, and they have a perforated upper and chunky soles. The brand is credited with starting the “Ugly Sneakers” trend in 2017, and the aesthetic continues to this day, though it is now more refined. The Phantom is designed for today’s sartorially-conscious fitness junkies, and is reminiscent of vintage running shoes from other major players in the sportswear industry such as New Balance and ASICS. Yellow, white, washed white, black, and grey are the five colorways available.
Balenciaga’s Phantom is available for purchase on their website.
Gucci Hacker Project Triple S Sneaker
The Hacker Project Triple S Sneaker has taken the fashion world by storm, and no sneaker list would be complete without it. Many were surprised when Alessandro Michele combined iconic Balenciaga silhouettes with Gucci‘s unique codes. Gucci’s signature GG Supreme canvas has been combined with an all-over Balenciaga print on the already popular Triple S Sneaker. Available in a variety of styles for men and women, the choice is yours, but keep in mind that each purchase is limited to one style. The Triple S Sneaker by Hacker Project is now available in stores.