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While sneakers are never truly out of style, they've really had a moment the past few seasons: chunky platform styles, high top wedges (Isabel Marant, anyone?), collaborations with high fashion houses (Chanel couture rings a bell), and even "normcore." Well, not surprisingly, retailers are starting to catch up. This week two Back Bay luxury stores—Saks Fifth Avenue and The Tannery—unveiled sneaker displays to showcase their impressive collections of kicks.
Over at Saks, the new "SNEAKS" installation is focused on men's with high tops, slip-ons, trainers, and limited-edition exclusives from Maison Martin Margiela, Giuseppe Zanotti, and Dsquared2. Collaborations on view also include a unisex pair of Raf Simons x adidas sneakers and a Y-3 x adidas style. Meanwhile, across Boylston Street, The Tannery is borrowing wisdom from its sister store and sneaker leader Concepts, pulling together men's and women's selections spanning a range from Converse and Nike to Giuseppe Zanotti, Maison Martin Margiela, and Replica.
· Saks Fifth Avenue [Official Site]
· The Tannery [Official Site]