Trend Alert: High-End Sneakers That Are Totally Worth It

Nowadays, sneakers have had a makeover and are firmly entrenched in the realm of the fashion elite; luxury brand sneakers may be as common as selvage denim. However, the increased variety sometimes makes it difficult for the cream to rise to the top. Designers like Chanel and Givenchy have long embraced the sportier side of footwear, but this does not necessarily mean that other labels are not bringing cool streetwear into the world of luxury too. So, do not be fooled by the price; not all high-end sneakers are created equal. Here are the best designer sneakers this season.

Replica sneakers by Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela is a Parisian haute couture house founded on the concepts of nonconformity and norm subversion. Its designer footwear legacy has largely gone unnoticed, and its most impressive item is a reinterpretation of a standard-issue German army trainer sneaker that looks like this:

Photo: Mr Porter

Aren’t they gorgeous? They are made in white leather with suede accents and a gum sole. They have also been reimagined in a variety of colorways and treatments, from meticulous paint splatters to glittery metallic leather and intricate basket-weave materials.

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