New voluminous sneakers that make the world do a double take


A new face causes a stir in the sneaker wars

As sneakers have become popular nowadays, many genres have emerged including high-tech and low-tech sneakers. Among them, the genre that came under the spotlight recently is voluminous sneakers. To catch this big wave of trend, many brands including Maison Margiela began knuckling down to produce large sneakers, which made most big shoes look very similar. But we’ve found the ones that will make the world do a double take!
Versace, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, has long been famous for high design sneakers, but their new shoes for this season look oddly simple. No, wait—Medusa with mysterious shiny eyes is hidden in the heels! A 3D medusa head, designed on a thick sole, creates the volume that seems familiar but hasn’t existed until now. There are many brands that put efforts into the upper designs of sneakers, but these shoes are the one and only pair that gives a great impact with just the heel designs. The rising star in the sneaker wars is most likely going to be sold out as soon as they go on sale.

High top ¥80,000 each from Versace Japan.

Low top ¥75,000 from Versace Japan.


photography by TOYOAKI MASUDA


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