Do You Know What "Pantashoes" Are? Because They Just Completely Sold Out


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Is it a shoe? Is it a pant? No, it's Balenciaga's "pantashoes." We first witnessed this boot/pant hybrid during the brand's Spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection, and were excited to see the 2018 version of the iconic style included in Balenciaga's 53-piece capsule collection offered exclusively on Net-a-Porter. Despite their polarizing qualities and rather high price point, not one but both styles have officially sold out after having just dropped on January 22.

While we thought pantashoes might be a product that would take some getting used to, the shoppers on Net-a-Porter were clearly ready to dive right in. The hook we're assuming sold them is this: "Styling them is easy—thanks to the in-built 'Knife' boots, you only need to think about top layers," explains Net-a-Porter. So I guess if you're tired of putting together shoe-and-pant combinations, then pantashoes are for you. Also, being obsessed with wearing skinny jeans and stiletto boots might warrant a pantashoe obsession. Ask me to say pantashoe one more time. 

The below pairs are sold out as mentioned above, but since we know you're dying to see what this new product creation looks like, check out both styles.

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