Designer sneakers are having a moment. Apparently bored with the Adidas, Nike, and New Balance of the world, style-conscious sneaker addicts are turning in their droves to the cutting edge fashions of Dior, Gucci, and Saint Laurent. And why wouldn't they? Take Saint Laurent's sneaker collection. Blending meticulous craftsmanship with timeless glamour, it boasts footwear that manages to be ultra-chic, ultra-edgy, and ultra-comfortable all at the same time. And no matter how in love with your old Reeboks you are, even you'd struggle to describe them in those terms. If you want to elevate your sneaker collection from the humdrum to the extraordinary, you'd be well advised to check out the Saint Laurent footwear catalog. But before you do, a warning. These aren't your average kicks. They're the Cadillacs of the footwear world, the Bentleys of the sneaker kingdom. In other words, they're expensive. But if you've got the cash, you'll find few sneakers so worthy of splashing it on. If you're ready to flex your spending muscle, get ready to feel the burn as we take you through the five best pairs of Saint Laurent sneakers money can buy.
Saint Laurent Travis logo-print distressed perforated leather sneakers
As whowhatwear.co.uk rightly notes, the white sneaker is a classic. It takes you anywhere, goes with anything, always looks polished, and works overtime for its place in your wardrobe. But some white sneakers are better than others. Some white sneakers do more than just match your outfit. They rule it. Take these pair from Saint Laurent as an example. On the face of it, they're just a normal, perfectly nice pair of regular white sneakers. But look a little closer, and you'll start to see the details that elevate them into something much more extraordinary, much more desirable, and much more worthy of their $695 price tag. Named in honor of the Spring '19 menswear campaign star, Travis Scott, the Saint Laurent Travis logo-print distressed perforated leather sneakers have more great features than you can shake a stick at. Despite featuring a classic lace front fastening, Saint Laurent has opted to go belt and braces with the addition of a Velcro strap. As well as allowing for a more comfortable, secure fit, the strap (which, by the way, comes stamped with the brand's logo) injects a little hit of visual interest that immediately lets you know you're not dealing with any ordinary pair of kicks. And in case you were still in any doubt, the gold stars at the heels, the distressed white textured-leather uppers, and the vibe of a retro tennis shoe should soon convince you. Made in Italy to the highest standards and boasting the kind of comfort levels that inferior sneakers can only dream of, these will make a dazzling addition to even the best footwear collection.
Saint Laurent Star leather sneakers
Sneakers don't have to be in-your-face flashy to grab your attention. Not when they've got the style, the wit, and the wisdom to know that subtlety is usually the best policy. If you were in any doubt as to whether the understated look was your thing, take a look at the Saint Laurent Star leather sneakers. With their silver-tone leather uppers, classic court shoe silhouette, round toe, and front lace-up fastening, there's nothing here that jumps out and screams 'look at me'. And yet somehow, that's exactly what you find yourself doing. Maybe it's the scattering of embossed stars along the uppers. Perhaps it's the contrasting heel counter. It could be the logo-embossed tongue. Or maybe it's the combination of everything. Whatever it is, the result is a masterclass in understated street-chic. And as for quality... well., the Saint Laurent stamp on the box should tell you all you need to know about that (and if by chance it doesn't, the 'Crafted in Italy' label definitely will).
Saint Laurent Malibu leather-trimmed distressed cotton-canvas high-top sneakers
A girl (and indeed, a boy) must have at least one pair of high tops in their wardrobe or on their person at all times. So says the law. And if it doesn't, it really should. These all-weather friends have been a wardrobe staple for too many years to count. Described by dmarge.com as 'the epitome of classic cool,' a pair of high tops can instantly make anything you pair them with look that little bit better. And as for comfort - next level isn't the word. But not all high tops were created equal. Some are just better by nature. If you want to inject some serious cool into your wardrobe, you'd be well advised to consider the Saint Laurent Malibu leather-trimmed distressed cotton-canvas high-top sneakers. Crafted in Italy to the finest standards, these lust-worthy, pristine cotton canvas kicks tick all the boxes. From the textured rubber soles to the silver-tone eyelets, not a single detail has been overlooked.
Saint Laurent Venice leopard-print canvas slip-on sneakers
If you want something sleek, stylish, and slip-on, you'll find it hard to beat the Venice leopard-print canvas slip-on sneakers. Perfect for those days when you can't be bothered to fuss around with laces, they're just the right blend of street casual and couture chic. Featuring a white canvas upper patterned with the Saint Laurent signature black leopard print and boasting a score of great features (including elasticated side panels for easy on-off), they're light, they’re breezy, and they’re as easy to dress up as they are down. For fashionistas who believe variety is the spice of life, the style also comes in several different colorways and prints. If you need some fashion inspiration, take matchesfashion.com's advice and channel your inner rebel by teaming them with relaxed separates and a leather jacket.
Saint Laurent Court Classic logo-print suede-trimmed perforated leather sneakers
As silhouettes go, nothing quite beats the elegance of the court shoe. With the Court Classic logo-print suede-trimmed perforated leather sneakers, Saint Laurent has given a contemporary spin to the classic style by teaming white perforated leather uppers with some coolly contrasting beige, navy, and red trims. Comfort is assured via the durable rubber soles and bouncy insoles. Easy to dress up or down as the occasion calls, they're a versatile piece that's certain to make a fine addition to your collection. Priced at around $575, they're not necessarily the cheapest kicks on the block, but they're definitely some of the hardest working.
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