Balenciaga's Triple-S Will Now Be Made in China
The new version will be “lighter” than its Italian counterpart.
Balenciaga will now produce the Triple-S in China. In response to a customer inquiry reported by a user on Reddit, the luxury fashion house confirmed that it has moved manufacturing of the chunky shoe from Italy to China.
The decision was made in an effort to create a “lighter shoe.” According to a customer service representative:
“The Triple S were initially made in Italy but the manufacturer of the shoe was moved to China where they have a savoir-faire and capacities to produce a lighter shoe.”
Meanwhile, the price maintains its $850 USD price tag. Will you be copping your own to test out the difference? Let us know below.
Balenciaga recently confirmed via a response to a customer that it has moved manufacture of the Triple S shoe from Italy to China. They claim this is so they can “produce a lighter shoe”, however the change is not immediately apparent on the official website, which continues to show the “Made in Italy” version. Would the recent reports of quality issues (alleged visible glue stains and stitching issues) put you off paying for the shoes? Would you expect a change in pricing to reflect the recent change?
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