This week on Similar Styles: Shop alternatives to the Vetements x Reebok Sock Runner.
The luxury high-sock sneaker got an exclusive limited release last year at a secret pop-up in Hong Kong to much fanfare.
Missed out on the initial release? Fret not. The Vetements x Reebok sock runner is now available for purchase here, retailing at S$980.
But if you’re looking for alternatives to the sock runners, here are some similar styles you can explore.
1) Balenciaga Speed Trainer in White
$685 (approx. S$905) from SSENSE
The upper is made out of a sock-like construction that sits atop a textured sole with shock absorption and memory capabilities. Balenciaga’s branding appears on the outside of the silhouette to round off the minimalist design.
Shop the Balenciaga Speed Trainer in White.
2) Gosha Rubchinskiy x Adidas Ace 16+ Super in White
S$379 from End Clothing
The Adidas Ace 16+ gets a higher ankle collar and a Primeknit upper along with the 3-stripes motif on the side panels. Gosha Rubchinskiy is known to incorporate design details of yesteryears into his work, and this sneaker collaboration is no exception.
Shop the Gosha Rubchinskiy x Adidas Ace 16+ Super in White.
3) NikeLab Veil Gyakusou in Grey
S$279 from Nike
The NikeLab Veil Gyakusou features the ultra-flexible and innovative Nike Free sole for extra comfort. The laceless, sock-like slip-on trainers boasts a functional yet simple aesthetic for runners.
Shop the NikeLab Veil Gyakusou in Grey.
4) Adidas NMD CS_1 GORETEX in Black
S$189 from End Clothing
These shoes were a bold new concept when they were first released. The redesigned NMD silhouette fuses Adidas’ latest technologies with a Primeknit upper and a cushioned Boost midsole. Adding to that, these shoes are fitted with GORE-TEX lining for a fully-waterproof upper.
Shop the Adidas NMD CS_1 GORETEX in Black.
Would you cop the alternatives or gun straight for the Vetements x Reebok Sock Runner? Let us know in the comments below.