At the present, it's a curiosity birthing lightweight, chunky sneakers. An oxymoron that is too, the very curiosity about the shoe coined the Zenith. The secret is tucked within its thick soles — in a material formulated and chosen by the brand for a featherweight quality — in black and white colourways, and embellished with black, white, metallic and colourblocked uppers.
While anyone who has walked a day or two in Balenciaga's Triple S will know exactly why chunky sneakers shouldn't necessarily feel the way they look, the brand's lightweight kick launches by delving into the shoes of Asian designers, musicians, models, stylists, photographers and club owners — hailing from cities Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. See below.