The best high fashion sneaker launches of 2018

Streetwear and sneakers have slowly been taking over the fashion world in the last year, with more collaborations than ever before. Sneaker hype is on everyone’s tongues with some of the worlds leading fashion brands and icons launching collaborations and limited edition sneakers. In this post we’ve hunted down the very best of high fashion sneaker launches so far in 2018.

High Fashion Sneaker Launches of 2018

Balenciaga High Sneakers

The Balenciaga High is one of their signature sneakers for the summer. The sneaker features all over Balenciaga logos constructed from 100% Polyamide. The sneakers follow a modern high top sneaker style and achieved more cult status for the hype brand through a number of celebrity co-signs. The trainers are available online from Balenciaga’s online store and priced at £495.00

Balenciaga High Sneakers

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Doir Homme B22

The chunky sneaker trend seems to show no sign of slowing down with a number of brands adopting the style for a number of releases. Doir has weighed in its own version with the Doir Homme B22. Designed and created by Kris Van Assche the B22 silhouette is slightly more toned down chunky sneaker showing more lines of an athletic sports trainer. The sneaker features rope shoelaces complimenting the style and small Doir Homme logo to the bottom of the midsole. The sneaker can be found at Doir online for £795.00

Doir B22

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Gucci Leather Ryton Low Top

To continue the chunky dad shoe trend, Gucci launched a truly instagram ready dad sneaker this year with the release of the Gucci Leather Low. The sneaker featured a leather upper, leather lining and lace gaps above a rubber sole. The trainer is then finished off with Guuci’s brand logo across the sidewall. The he Gucci Leather Low Top will be available online at selected retailers prices at £581.00

Rhyton Gucci logo leather sneaker

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Stella McCartney Eclypse

The Stella McCartney Eclypse is the chunkey sneaker that you didn’t hear about and should have. The design of the trainer carefully overlays a bulky trainer in mixture of panels to create a busy layered upper. The upper sits above a thick sole that gives an almost platformed effect. The shoe retailers at £450.00 and can be found at most designer online fashion stores such as Net-a-porter and Lyst.

Stella McCartney Eclypse

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Louis Vuitton Arclight Sneakers

One of the statement pieces from Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer fashion show was the Arclight. Inspired by 90’s basketball and futuristic trends the Arclight uses a mixture of technical fabrics to construct its design. A contender to Balenciaga and Gucci’s chunky trainers embracing a slightly more futuristic theme the Arclight keeps a chunky sole but sleek upper . Various celebs have spotted wearing the Arclight such as Jaden Smith. The sneaker is available now at Louis Vuitton’s store priced at £780.00


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Givenchy Runner Active

Givenchy launched their Active line of sneakers taking core influences from sport for their ss18 range. The Runner Active features a black elasticated strap with heavy Givenchy bold branding and slip on style shoe. The low-top shape is crafted from a mesh upper panel leading to a leather toe cap to the front. The leather toe cap also features a gold Givenchy logo to the rear. The sneaker is available from online retailers such as Matches Fashion priced at £525.00

GIVENCHY Runner-Active

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Bally Gavino

The Bally Gavino is part of Bally’s retro collection taking inspiration from their retro running classics. The Bally Gavino is crafted from a cotton canvas with suede trims on a lightweight rubber sole. According to Bally this is their lightest ever sneaker a reissue of the original 1988 Bally Galaxy. The trainer is available from Bally’s online store priced at £275.00


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