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Shoe of the Week: Balenciaga Sock Boot

Ever since Demna Gvasalia took on the creative director role for Balenciaga, the legendary French fashion house has been the arbiter of trendsetting style and bar-raising design. With an aura of fetishism, hint of sportswear, and touch of androgyny, the former Vetements designer quickly created a new cult following for Balenciaga—one that’s younger, edgier, and a bit more fashion-forward. And his incredible designs are setting the trends for seasons to come, especially his shoes.

From autumn/winter 2017, we absolutely fell in love with the Stretch Jersey Sock Boot. While super sleek and simple in design, the sharp knife toe and exaggerated arch give this minimal shoe a statement silhouette. Perfect for chunky layers and oversized fall silhouettes, these skintight boots expertly balance your proportions while toning down top-heavy trends from the current season (think: blazers with strong shoulders and boxy shirting).

These undeniably sexy shoes are offered up in essential colors of the season, like jet black and fire engine red, but we’re drooling over that purple shade that’s totally unique to Balenciaga. For more of the chicest shoes available on eBay, see all our top picks.

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