#hypebaekicks Review: Acne Studios Manhattan Sneaker in "Multi Black"
Here are my thoughts on the chunky sneaker.
For our second instalment of our new series, #hypebaekicks Review, we’re taking a look at one of the biggest trends throughout the past months: the chunky sneaker.
This week, we will be reviewing the Acne Studios Manhattan sneaker that arrived in 2017 and has been a staple in streetsnaps around the world. Chunky sneakers are without a doubt one of the most polarizing trends at the moment – you either love them or hate them, which is why we’re giving you our thoughts on the coveted dad crep.
Read on below to find out what our thoughts on the shoes, and if it is worth its hefty price tag.
THE SHOE: Acne Studios Manhattan Sneaker in “Multi Black”
OUR REVIEW: I’ve been in love with the chunky sneaker trend ever since it began slowly gaining traction within the fashion community, and I remember seeing this sneaker and I instantly knew that it would be perfect for me. I’ve seen a handful of outrageous statement sneakers recently, and I even copped a pair of the Balenciaga Triple-S‘ for myself, but these Acne Studios shoes are on a whole other level.
Constructed from Nappa leather, technical nylon and mesh, the textures give dimension to the otherwise quite minimal sneaker. Finished off with a dark grey graphic midsole, the shoes are simple yet eye-catching and can elevate any outfit. I initially expected the sneaker to be incredibly heavy, which is why I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that the shoe feels like any other on foot.
For those who need a little height boost, the sole adds a few centimetres to your altitude which is always a plus for petite girls like myself. I never expected these sneakers to become my go-to shoes, but I’ve been wearing them religiously during the past few months (as you can tell from the photos). They’re everything I look for in a shoe: unique, comfortable and incredibly stylish. Plus, Acne Studios is one of my all-time favorite brands. The only negative aspect about the shoes is the price tag. Although cheaper than other chunky silhouettes on the market, the $470 USD price point can seem a bit daunting if you’re not looking to wear them on the daily.
BUY: You can cop the Acne Studios Manhattan sneaker in three different colorways for $470 USD at acnestudios.com.