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Balenciaga To Drop Its New Extra-Chunky Sneaker, the Defender

The silhouette made its initial debut on the house’s Summer 2022 runway.

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Balenciaga To Drop Its New Extra-Chunky Sneaker, the Defender

The silhouette made its initial debut on the house’s Summer 2022 runway.

Balenciaga is adding a new silhouette to its sneaker lineup, following the popular Track.2 and Triple-S models. Dubbed the Defender, the upcoming shoe was first introduced on the house’s red carpet-themed Spring/Summer 2022 runway.

The kicks, arriving in muted beige and black colorways, don a tire-inspired look with extra bulky soles. A mesh material builds the base of the upper, which additionally features technical overlays to complete the tonal design. Balenciaga’s logo is embossed on the tongue and heel.

Take an official look at the new Balenciaga Defender above. The brand has yet to unveil an official release date, but these will likely drop during the Spring 2022 season.

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