Kith will be the worldwide exclusive launch partner for Balenciaga’s new Runner silhouette. Balenciaga has issued 650 preview models across three colorways that will be available exclusively at Kith for a limited time.

The Runner takes a DIY approach, combining an amalgamation of running footwear elements and applying them to one shoe. The style is reimagined with a one-of-a-kind, handmade vintage look-and-feel as raw cuts, stitches, and glue are seen throughout a mesh and leather upper. The updated sole comes from the brand’s iconic Track silhouette and features “Runner” branding on the lateral side. Circling the opening is a row of punched holes, while mesh, nylon, and injection-molded polyurethane are pieced together in a pre-worn aesthetic. The sole highlights Balenciaga’s focus on comfort and technology. A pull tab is seen at the heel while the tongue features the classic Balenciaga logo.


The Balenciaga Runner – Kith Exclusive releases Friday, July 16th exclusively at all Kith shops, 11 AM EST on, as well as 11AM CET on