Givenchy vs. Vans
The Givenchy Black Georges V Mid sneaker provides us with a luxe canvas sneaker, available in a wearable monochrome: black canvas upper with white detailing. With suede detailing, white canvas stripes featured on the padded collar and a white rubber sole, it is hard to deny that these look like they could be the fancy older brother to the classic Sk8-Hi. These Black George’s retail for £465 and can be purchased now over at SSENSE.
The Sk8-Hi is a classic silhouette that you will no doubt own numerous times throughout your lifetime. Similarly to the Black Georges, the Sk8-Hi sports a padded collar, the staple white rubber sole, white lace-up and white stitched detailing. The Vans Sk8-Hi retail for £60.
It’s hard to deny the similarities between the two, although the Black Georges are 7 times the price of the Sk8-Hi’s, it may be a great investment if you’re the type of person to ruin a pair of Vans every 6 months.