Cristóbal Balenciaga grew up in a small town in the Spanish region of Gipuzkoa. Raised by his widowed mother, Balenciaga had no formal training but gained experience from his mother who was a seamstress. Despite this lack of formal training, Balenciaga successfully opened his first boutique in San Sebastián in 1919, where the boutique gained notoriety amongst Spanish royalty and the aristocracy. Cristobal went on to open stores in Madrid and Barcelona. The boutiques were originally called "Eisa" after his mother's maiden name, but they had to relocate to Paris during the Spanish Civil War. The staunch Cristóbal Balenciaga, however, reopened in Paris in 1937 and officially inaugurated the House of Balenciaga.
Since its inception, the fashion house has been responsible for many innovations in fashion and now delivers an eclectic range of men’s clothing accessories and footwear. From sliders to high-tops, our collection of men’s Balenciaga Footwear is extensive and varied. We stock men’s hiking boots and sliders from the Balenciaga for men collection as well as more innovative men’s footwear from this prestigious brand.