END. offers up the best-in-class sneaker style from Tokyo Fashion Week SS19 with appearances from Balenciaga's Triple S, Nike x Virgil Abloh, YEEZY and more
An international symbol of post-modern consumerism, Tokyo is a visual tapestry of competing references and cultures. Famed for a symphonic skyline which switches from temples of ancient pasts to skyscrapers of distant futures with unquestionable elegance and propriety. The far-east's answer to NYC, Tokyo is a bar-setting metropolis which blends old and new like an expertly curated gallery where each element is captivating in isolation, but utterly mesmerising when absorbed as one.
A follow up to the street style coverage from the Japanese capital, the international style elite put their best foot forward in the sneaker stakes, offering up some of the most coveted hype and trailblazing luxury sneakers of the year.
Balenciaga emerged as the undoubted victor, with Demna Gvasalia's vision of new age luxury having captivated the far eastern market becoming the label of choice among Asia's highly influential and experimental fashions set. Myriad colourways of the much-debated Triple S made an appearance, alongside the Parisian houses latest silhouette: the Trail Runner.
A grail-level distillation of noteworthy collaborations were on full display including Virgil's latest sneaker pack with Nike, Acronym's take of the Presto Mid, Comme des Garcon's Mowabb, and a range of colourways of adidas x Raf Simons' Ozweego.