When I first saw Pierre Balmain sneakers this season, I was quite disappointed because they are a little over-designed in my opinion. The multi-straps and the crisscross lace look very unnatural to me. Perhaps these details are the signature of PB that would or might represent the classic essence of the design. Anyway, at last there is something that caught my attention, the midnight blue buckle sneakers which just arrive at SSENSE. I have to agree that it is not so much of the Pierre Balmain spirit embodied but I think it is highly wearable. I just hope it is not made in China for its pricing.