Isabel Marant’s wedge sneakers are back, only bigger
Before the days of Instagram and TikTok, we pulled our fashion staples from the pages of glossy magazines and tabloids, which plastered The Bekett at the feet of enviable women, from Miranda Kerr, Gisele Bündchen, Alessandra Ambrosio and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and that’s just the start. Beyoncé wore the black suede variant in her music video for “Love On Top,” while Kate Bosworth and Alexa Chung regularly strolled the Coachella fields in denim cuts and red and navy colorways.
Basically the style reminds me of a time when all I wanted, dream because it was to put on a pair of Sass & Bide black rats, put on my Marant Bekett and put an Alexander Wang Rocco bag on my shoulder. It was really the ultimate goal. I had friends whose whole personality at the time was shaped by the fact that they were lucky enough to have bought a pair, despite waiting lists of six months, while others were still looking for the perfect dupe.
It might seem silly to remember something as simple as a sneaker with both affection and horror, but Marant’s OG “ugly sneaker” was not just a style that we did. considered the most fashionable item in the world in the 2010s, it really meant a cultural phenomenon that effortlessly strutted through the times.
Bekett’s popularity eventually faltered, with Marant herself denouncing the millions of fakes that began to flood the fashion scene. “They’ve become something super vulgar so I don’t feel like I want to be the designer of the wedge sneakers,” she said. Told The cup in 2014.
Well, as the cyclical nature of fashion demands, they’re back.
Marant released The Balskee, alongside a campaign starring Australian model Adut Akech, with a new design that looks a lot like its predecessor, only with the “increased volume”, like the New York Times described. It has the same velcro straps and suede trims as the beloved original, but comes with extra height and a thicker sole in a variety of “Lego colors,” as the designer puts it, including the red, yellow, green, black and white.
Are we all really surprised? Fashion has always been cyclical in nature, just take a look at Bella Hadid’s wardrobe or fashion trends lately, with pieces that we’ve been hiding deep in our wardrobes since the early years. 90.
I asked friends in our group chat what they thought of the return of the wedge sneaker, and unsurprisingly, that’s pretty unwelcome. Maybe it will take a while for us to get used to the idea of wearing a piece that also reminds us of the days when we thought Frosted Juicy Tubes with sickening gum and cherry scents were a good one. idea, and when Bettina Liano’s low-rise jeans in dark faded blues were the He-Object.
But in case you want to buy a pair yourself, The Balskee’s costs US $ 770 and is available for purchase. here.