Balenciaga was founded in 1914 by Cristóbal Balenciaga, a Spanish designer, born in the Basque Country, Spain (Source). Since then Balenciaga became one of the fastest growing brands worldwide. The upscale brand is now owned by Gucci. The men line of Balenciaga sneakers are really dope. If sneakers were my drugs, Balenciaga would be my drug of choice. I am addicted to these sneakers. Below I have a list of 5 artists wearing Balenciaga sneakers. Who do you think rocked them the best, vote below:
Music artist and fashion icon Kanye West was spotted court side at the Lakers Vs Heats game, wearing a pair of all white $525 Balenciaga sneakers. Kanye wore his Balenciaga sneakers with a pair of Alitalia Sport 550 sunglasses, black button down shirt, black leather pants and jacket.
Back in January, Hip-Hop mogul Shaw “Jay-Z” Carter was spotted leaving the Mercer Hotel in Manhattan. Hova was styling on them lames in a pair of $535 Balenciaga Sneakers. Jay matched the sneakers up with a black leather Gucci jackets, grey sweater and some PRPS destroyed denim.
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Earlier in the spring, Queens-bred Nas was spotted doing some shopping at Odin on Lafayette Street, in the Soho section of New York City. Nas had on a pair of $556 Balenciaga Patchwork Sneakers. These sneakers are from Balenciaga’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection.
G.O.O.D. Music recording artist Pusha T was spotted filming the visual to his track “Looking For Trouble” Ft. Tyler the Creator of Odd Future. In the video, Pusha rocked a pair of Balenciaga sneakers in charcoal from the Fall/Winter 2011 Collection. Pusha was also wearing an all black Givenchy double tank top and a pair of Naked & Famous (Weird Guy) denim jeans.
Platinum-selling singer Usher was seen out in Beverly Hills, California wearing a pair of $525 Balenciaga sneakers, with an Alexander McQueen Celtic Skull t-shirt ($195), and some RRL slim-fit denim jeans ($360).
Nas picture via Bossip