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Technical Chunky Luxe Footwear

Balenciaga Brings Bright Hues to the 172-Panel Track.2 Sneaker

— August 21, 2019 — Fashion
Earlier this summer, fashion house Balenciaga launched the first 172-Panel Track.2 sneaker model and it arrives once again in a new colorway that it representative of the summer season. The latest tonal option features bright hits of orange and yellow with some gray details as well.

The track sneaker model incorporates some archival elements of past designs including interlocking materials that overlap informed with nylon, mesh, and leather paneling accents. All of this sits on top of a thick dual-density foundation with the EVA sole unit, providing both comfort and lightweight elements to the entire model. Additional details include the augmented rubber elements that can be found at the midsole and the mainframe as well as the cut-out sections at the uppers.
Trend Themes
1. Bright and Bold Footwear - Fashion brands can create new lines of bold and colorful footwear to cater to consumers' desire for statement pieces.
2. Hybrid Sneaker Design - Sneaker brands can innovate by combining different materials and designs to create unique hybrid sneakers.
3. Comfortable Chunky Soles - Footwear brands can focus on creating sneakers with comfortable and lightweight chunky soles.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Fashion brands can experiment with bright, bold, and hybrid sneaker designs to stay ahead of the curve.
2. Footwear - Footwear brands can focus on creating comfortable and statement-making sneakers to cater to the demand of sneaker enthusiasts.
3. Sportswear - Sportswear brands can develop innovative technologies to create chunky soles that provide both comfort and performance benefits.
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