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The Balmain Spring/Summer High-Top Sneakers are Haute and Hip

 - Dec 25, 2011
References: balmain & upscalehype
When it comes to couture sneaker releases, the price is always intimidating but the Balmain Spring/Summer 2012 high-top sneakers are definitely worth the hefty price tag. The fusion of high-end fashion and streetwear is flawlessly executed with both variations of these classy kicks.

When perusing its recent footwear line-up, the Balmain Spring/Summer 2012 high-top sneakers were leaping off the screen. The stylish kicks are made with quality materials, such as calf skin leather, and feature two different styles. Balmain will release a ribbed version of the sneakers that features a grooved tongue and leather strap overlapping the laces. The second model loses the strap in favor of side detailing in the form of a zipper, which runs from sole to the upper heel. Both styles are available in black or white colorways.

These kicks are elegant and high quality; and the price tag comes in at $900 (zipper) and over $1000 (strap) respectively.