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15 Incredible Designer Fashion Sneakers and What They're Made Of

These aren't your typical white sneakers.
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Since the resurgence of sneakers as a must-have fashion item, many designer labels have been releasing their own chic versions. These aren’t the “rubber shoes” we know from our youth nor are they the white pairs dominating our Instagram feed. Some designs are inspired by landscapes from centuries-old Chinese tapestries, while others are made from various types of leather. Each pair is built for style, made from the finest materials, and manages to incorporate the signature style of its beloved brand.

Gucci sparkling fabric low-cut sneaker


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Material: Metallic leather and sparkling fabric
Design: Tian print featuring a floral motif inspired by Chinese tapestries from the 18th century

 

Gucci Ace embroidered low-top sneaker


Material: White leather
Design: Web grosgrain detail in blue and red with crystal embroidered snake applique

 

Gucci Ace brocade low-top sneaker


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Material: Metallic gold leather, rubber sole
Design: Iridescent multicolored brocade under the signature blue and red Web grosgrain

Burberry high-top trainers


Material: Phyton print water snake, calf leather, calf suede, and sheep leather lining
Design: High-top trainers with a polished gold-tone buckle and almond-shaped toe

Buscemi 40MM bow sneakers

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Material: Lined with leather and satin and adorned with a leather bow at the front
Design: Round-toe sneakers with a goldtone padlock at the heel

 

Valentino Garavani Open sneakers


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Material: Calfskin leather
Design: The main feature is the striking leather stripe across the shoes and the embossed leather rock studs at the heel

 

Common Projects Achilles low-top sneakers


Material: Black patent leather with a Margom rubber sole
Design: Monochrome low-top sneakers featuring the signature metallic gold debossed numbers famous to Common Project at the heel

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Prada Wave sneakers


 

Material: Neoprene, black rubber sole
Design: Round-toe sneakers with a textured white midsole and a wave-textured sole

 

Maison Margiela Replica mule sneakers


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Material: White leather and gray suede
Design: Slide-on sneakers with a cutoff heel

 

Adidas x Raf Simons Stan Smith comfort sneakers


 

Material: White polished leather and silver specchio leather
Design: Dot perforations to form the letter "R" and three metallic hook-and-loop straps to match the midsole

 

Lanvin leather sneakers

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Material: Ivory nappa lambskin leather with a patent strip
Design: Cap-toe, low-top sneakers with the printed Lanvin logo at the tongue and gold-finish metal eyelets

 

Buscemi 100MM clip-strap leather sneakers


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Material: Smooth and grained leather
Design: Geometric collar flaps, oversized pull loop, and ankle straps

 

Chanel sneakers


Material: Calfskin
Design: Monochrome round-toe, low-cut sneakers embossed with the Chanel logo

 

TOD’S leather sneakers


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Material: Leather
Design: Low-cut leather sneakers with Tod’s perforated monogram at the side of the shoe and discrete embossed pebbles on the outsole

 

Chanel tweed sneakers


Material: Fabric, tweed, and leather
Design: Multicolored tweed sneakers with a beige trimming

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