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Whether you like it or not, sneakerhead culture has risen from the streets to the runway. Need proof? Then look no further than New York Fashion Week,

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Saint Laurent Classic Court

Made of: Smooth white leather, impossible-to-keep-clean tan suede toe can with a don't-miss-me red accent. Oohhh-weeee.
Best for: Stretching in your jet's yoga studio before your tennis match.
Times designer is referenced by Kanye West: 2

At $795, these Classic Court Sneakers from Saint Laurent are the best bang for your buck on this list. No seriously, it only goes up from here.


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Lanvin Reflective Trim Low Sport

Made of: Nubuck with calfskin overlays and hypebeast's tears.
Best for: Actually running, in Dubai.
Times designer is referenced by Kanye West: 1

Don't commit the rookie mistake. If you are going to train in these make sure you say it "Lahm Vaughn."


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Valentino Rockrunner

Made of: Pony skin, leather, DVF's favorite imitation cheetah coat.
Best for:  Hiking through the Orange County Mall to get to that shearling vest from Philip Lim before everyone else does.
Times designer is referenced by Kanye West: 0

We guess Valentino Garavani isn't one of Kanye's lyrical muses. Oh well, you'd still look like a boss if you were training in these.


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Louboutin Louis

Made of: Tresse Taty and zip ties.
Best for: Ballin' without a budget.
Times designer is referenced by Kanye West: 2

While it may not be the same type of woven upper that is in the Air Jordan XX9, the "Louis" from Louboutin comes in a woven primevere and black Tresse upper that would turn plenty of heads.


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Maison Martin Margiela Suede Chain Embellished Sneakers

Made of: Red dye extracted from the petals of a thousand Kadupul flowers.
Best for: Your Uber commute to Soul Cycle.
Times designer is referenced by Kanye West: 1

The all red colorway of these sneakers may trick people into thinking that they are Air Yeezy 2 Red Octobers. If they don't? Then these are no slouch either.


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Givenchy Star Embellished Plaid Tyson

Made of: Marc Jacob's closet circa 1994.
Best for: Sparring with fellow customers for those limited edition Alexander Wang shoes
Times designer is referenced by Kanye West: 1

With the word Tyson in the name, they have to be great for training, right?


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Rick Owens Geobasket

Made of: Deconstructed Eames chairs and Birkin bags.
Best for: Throwing money in the air in the Barry's Bootcamp locker room.
Times designer is referenced by Kanye West: 0

Although not mentioned by Kanye, Rick Owens is a favorite of A$AP Rocky, as the the designer is referenced in both "Peso" and "Fashion Killa."


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Chanel Tweed & Lambskin Sneakers

Made of: Chanel tweed and craft paper found at Michaels.
Best for: Grocery the Chanel show.
Times designer is mentioned by Kanye West: 1

Why wear Flyknit while you can train in lambskin?


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Balmain Leopard Haircalf

Made of: Leopards.
Best for: Instagraming your feet at Tupac's house...oops.
Times designer is referenced by Kanye West: 1

We've seen leopard prints on a few different colorways of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 2. We'd say these leopard shoes trump those ones. Agree or disagree?


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Gucci Dark Grey Ostrich

Made of: Ostrich leather and Gucci Mane hair.
Best for: Weight training.
Times designer is referenced by Kanye West: 12

The undisputed champ of Kanye West references on this list is also the most expensive sneaker you can train in, coming in at $700 more than our second place shoe. Ball so hard, indeed.


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