India’s Bollywood stars and millionaire heiresses are obsessed with this Balenciaga ugly sneaker
And they're not the only ones
This is no Cinderella glass slipper. Standing front and centre of the movement that takes deliberately ugly designs and elevates them to high fashion is the Balenciaga ugly sneaker, a deformed, clunky form of footwear that, in a surprising twist of fate, has the nod of almost every major fashion influencer from around the world, from Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid to Rihanna.
And the Balenciaga ugly sneaker, formally called the Triple S, has recently touched down on Indian shores, thanks to the current queen of cult fashion trends Janhvi Kapoor, and millionaire heiress Tania Shroff. Janhvi wore hers to visit big brother Arjun Kapoor on his birthday, pairing it with her favourite Off-White sling bag, another mark of her fashion insider status.
Janhvi colour-coordinated her clunky Balenciaga sneakers with her ubiquitous glittery water bottle
Tania Shroff was spotted exiting popular celebrity eatery, Bastian, with her boyfriend Ahan Shetty (Suniel Shetty’s soon-to-be-launched son). While Tania wore the sweetest summer fashions for her debut editorial shoot with ELLE India, she picked a mesh top and ripped boyfriend jeans as a more sensible lunch outfit.
Tania Shroff’s Balenciaga ugly sneakers are a departure from the heiress’s usual sexy style
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