You might be aware of the Balenciaga and Adidas collaboration, but are there actually Adidas shoes that look like Balenciaga? I’ve listed all the ones I could find in this article.
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Adidas shoes that look like Balenciaga
These are the Adidas shoes that look like Balenciaga the most. Don’t worry, these aren’t your typical expensive sneakers from the Three Stripes. In fact, some of these cost less than $100.
1. Gosha x Adidas Ace 16+
Out of all the Adidas sneakers I’ve encountered, the shoe that looks like Balenciaga the most is the Gosh x Adidas Ace 16+. It reminds me a lot of the Balenciaga Speed Trainer.
This special sneaker is part of Gosha Rubchinskiy’s latest collaboration with Adidas Originals, which is inspired by the younger generation of football (soccer) fans.
This particular sock-like sneaker borrowed the design of the Adidas Ace 16+ soccer cleat with the classic Three Stripes motif on the sides but is given a few posh designer updates.
An over-the-top ankle collar (made of Adidas Primeknit material) gives the shoe a sleek look and is paired with white midsoles and rubber gum outsoles.
2. Adidas Yung-96 Chasm
A cheaper alternative to the Balenciaga Triple S sneaker is the Adidas Yung-96 Chasm. It looks similar, although this Adidas shoe is not as exaggerated as the Triple S sneaker.
The shoe itself is an awesome shoe. It’s very comfortable despite not having spongy insoles. The chunky silhouette has a form of a wide fit and it’s almost as if it lets your toes breathe a bit.
I have to admit, they look odd in the beginning but once they’re on feet, they look pretty incredible. I got them in my size at a low price and for the value, they were an absolute steal.
3. Adidas 90s Valasion
Another affordable sneaker from Adidas that resembles the Balenciaga Triple S sneaker is the 90s Valasion shoe. It offers cool aesthetics and a comfortable underfoot experience.
I like the looks of the Adidas 90’s Valasion Sneaker and it’s reasonably priced. It’s perfect for days when I wear it for working out and just for running errands around town or even for travel.
The padding around the heel/ankle area is more comfortable than most athletic shoes, fitting my feet snugly with support. The construction of the shoe is sturdy and attractive.
Although the shoe is versatile and offers a 90’s vintage design, there have been a few complaints about the restrictive in-shoe feel and the limited breathability.
4. Adidas Ozweego
To be honest, I prefer the Adidas Ozweego over the Balenciaga Triple S sneaker, although the former is much cheaper than the latter. It just looks sleeker in my opinion.
Although the sneaker is insanely retro-looking like the Balenciaga Triple S, the Adidas Ozweego also looks futuristic with its prominent heel wedge (reminiscent of the Yeezys).
I found these sneakers while looking for the “Grey and Brown” version but I really liked the green in person. They’re very comfortable and fit well with joggers and jeans.
My only complaint is how easily they crease in the front from normal wear.
5. Adidas Hyperturf
You could flex while wearing the Balenciaga Track Sneaker, but it will cost you north of $800. A cheaper alternative from Adidas that costs less than $100 is the Hyperturf shoe.
The upper is made of ripstop, nubuck, suede, and mesh, while the lightweight EVA cushioning combines with Adiprene+ and FORMOTION so every step feels supported and comfortable.
It’s also got that “ugly duckling” retro look that’s popular right now.
While the Adidas Hyperturf might not give you the “flex” that a Balenciaga gives you, it does give you a similar aesthetic, and in fact, I think this Adidas shoe actually looks better.
Adidas x Balenciaga shoe collaborations
Balenciaga and Adidas Originals have officially worked together and joined forces. The collaboration hinges on two key styles, available in men’s and women’s sizing.
Named the “Balenciaga/Adidas” collection, it aims to continue the athletic retailer’s latest venture into high fashion, while mixing both brands to reinterpret each brand’s DNA.
Let’s talk about each shoe.
1. Balenciaga x Adidas Triple S
The first is a revamped version of Balenciaga’s iconic Triple S sneaker. It comes in different colors that include blue and white or black, cream, and gray.
It’s basically the Triple S sneaker we all know and love, with mesh and foam styles fitted with rounded toes, chunky midsoles, and striped cord laces.
However, since it’s an Adidas collab, the shoe was given three stripes on each side, which is the signature of the German athletic giant. A pair retails for $1,100.
2. Balenciaga x Adidas Speed Trainer
The second Adidas x Balenciaga shoe is the Speed Trainer. It’s another remix of a Demna-introduced staple. This particular pair of sock sneakers retail for $995.
The shoe features its signature white sole and stretchy sock-like design. For a sporty touch, the shoe was given the Adidas three white stripes, as well as Balenciaga’s cosigned logo.
3. Balenciaga x Adidas Destroyed Stan Smith
The third Adidas x Balenciaga shoe is the Stan Smith. This is actually a shoe from Adidas but was given a Balenciaga twist, not the other way around.
Unlike the typical Stan Smith shoe many people know and love, this shoe has a “destroyed” and worn-out look. It comes in three distinct colors: black, worn black, and white.