Balenciaga's $875 USD Space Shoe Is Fit for the Metaverse

Pre-orders are now open for the SS22 runway-debuted shoe.

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Demna took Balenciaga to the red carpet for Spring/Summer 2022, dressing the house’s closest friends and familiar models in the latest ceremony-appropriate garments before translating these looks into an episode of The Simpsons. Now, certain pieces from the SS22 collection are appearing online on a pre-order basis, and the first to come is Balenciaga’s Space Shoe.

Coming in black, the pair is made from rubber and is finished in either a shiny effect or a matte effect. Regardless of the colorway you opt for, the Space Shoe gives off a futuristic aesthetic that’s combined with undertones of medieval attire, partly because of the pair’s elongated pointy toe.

Designed and described to be a modern interpretation of a derby, the pair is made from a single mold of injected rubber that provides a 5mm arch and wears Balenciaga’s block-caps moniker on the collar. The heel is angular and comes to a point, while the side profile reveals architectural sculpturing that gives the Space Shoe its 3022 vibe.

Balenciaga has opened pre-orders globally for the new Space Shoe, which is yours for $875 USD. So far, just the black colorways are available, but we suspect the red version that was also seen on the SS22 runway will come soon.

For more futuristic footwear, take a look at SCRY™ Lab’s Neptune Hybrid-Lunar boot.

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