Yes Olympic fever (nowhere near as ghastly as Bieber fever) has hit Fashionising.com’s London office. Finding the fashionable remedies hasn’t been quite as easy as you might think, however. Sure we brought you the best Olympic themed fashion photo shoot and followed up on the vintage Olympics theme by way of the John Smedley x Umbro recreation collection, but truly fashionable Olympic fusions have been few and far between. But things happen in threes, an adage again proven true courtesy of Bally’s limited-edition shoes.
Designed to commemorate the 2012 London Olympics, Bally’s limited edition West H. men’s sneakers play to a fact that the likes of Ralph Lauren have long capitalised on: people tend to love wearing anything emblazoned with a flag. Doubly so when there’s an international sporting event on. But subtlety and elegance always have an advantage in the fashion stakes, hence Bally have worked 12 different flags only across the sides of their leather sneakers and finished each off with a worn effect.
Bally‘s commemorative West H. men’s sneakers are available in Bally stores now.