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.