Balenciaga Drops the $1,150 USD Muddy 3XL Trainer

Inspired by the wet and sludgy set for Summer 2023’s “The Mud Show.”

Footwear
21,325 Hypes 14 Comments

UPDATE, April 3: After months of teasing the shoe, Balenciaga has released the muddy 3XL Trainer. With it first being seen during Summer 2023‘s “The Mud Show,” many thought that the sneaker really was just covered in mud. Little did the world know, Demna would indeed drop a pair inspired by the real thing.

As a result, the now-familiar noughties-inspired runner is caked in a muddy finish, giving the shoes an even more worn-out look. The treatment will set you back a further $60 USD than normal, meaning the pair comes to a total of $1,150 USD.

Find the pair online and in-store now.


ORIGINAL ARTICLE, March 17:

The products you see during a runway show are often tweaked by the time they hit stores (just check out Balenciaga’s Super Destroyed Denim if you need a reminder), but it seems that the Demna-helmed House is still keen on throwing curveballs, as images of the “muddy” 3XL Trainer have surfaced online.

From the same Instagram account that previewed the 3XL Mule earlier this week, we now get a closer look at the mud-covered sneaker that adorned many a model’s foot during Summer 2023‘s “The Mud Show.”

During the runway, models stomped through slushy wet mud, subsequently drenching their brand-new footwear in the thick earthy substance. By the time Hypebeast visited Balenciaga’s showroom to see the collection in closer detail, the mud had hardened and locked into the shoe’s fibers.

Likewise, the commercially-available styles are given the same lightly-distressed look on the uppers, but now sport delicately-placed mud splatters on the mesh alongside the front section of the sole unit caked in “mud.” We say it in quotation marks because it is just an effect, dirtying up elements like the Balenciaga-branded toe bumper, sections of the outsole, but interestingly, not the laces that knot over and under the 3XL Trainer.

As we’ve come to learn from Balenciaga, treatments such as this do typically come at a premium. Thus, expect the muddy 3XL Trainer to cost more than the inaugural RRP of £830 GBP/$1,090 USD. No word has been said when the pairs will officially drop, but from the images, it looks like they could be in some stores imminently.

In other news, Vans has dropped a Gucci Vault “Continuum” collection that repurposes archival Gucci fabrics across its signature footwear styles.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

BTS' Suga Announces Debut Solo Album 'D-DAY'
Music

BTS' Suga Announces Debut Solo Album 'D-DAY'

Dropping the record as Agust D.

New Balance 650 Surfaces in "Canyon"
Footwear

New Balance 650 Surfaces in "Canyon"

Gearing up for Fall 2023.

Emerging Designer YAKU Is Creating One-Off "Creature Shoes" That Riff On Familiar Sneakers
Footwear 

Emerging Designer YAKU Is Creating One-Off "Creature Shoes" That Riff On Familiar Sneakers

Available via APOC Store.

Cardi B and Offset to Star in New 'Baby Shark' Movie Alongside Their Children
Entertainment

Cardi B and Offset to Star in New 'Baby Shark' Movie Alongside Their Children

Expected to premiere later this year on Paramount+.

Best Drops of Watches & Wonders 2023
Watches

Best Drops of Watches & Wonders 2023

From Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, A. Lange & Sӧhne to IWC.


Lana Del Rey's 'Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd' Debuts at No. 3 on Billboard 200
Music

Lana Del Rey's 'Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd' Debuts at No. 3 on Billboard 200

BTS’ Jimin, Fall Out Boy and Metro Boomin also appear in this week’s top 10.

Top Episodes From 'Pokémon' Anime Series, Season 1: Indigo League
Entertainment

Top Episodes From 'Pokémon' Anime Series, Season 1: Indigo League

A look back at where it all started as Ash and Pikachu end their journey.

WIND AND SEA SS23 Takes Notes From 2000s Hip-Hop
Fashion

WIND AND SEA SS23 Takes Notes From 2000s Hip-Hop

Modern reimagination of traditional workwear.

EA SPORTS ‘FIFA 23’ Invites Players To Join UEFA Champions League Elite with Exclusive FUT 23 Kit
Gaming

EA SPORTS ‘FIFA 23’ Invites Players To Join UEFA Champions League Elite with Exclusive FUT 23 Kit

Presented by EA Sports
Dropping for a limited time only on FIFA 23 Ultimate Team (FUT 23).

Teyana Taylor To Portray Dionne Warwick in Biopic
Entertainment

Teyana Taylor To Portray Dionne Warwick in Biopic

A release date is yet to be announced.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.