The Alexander McQueen Sneakers Buying Guide
Respected worldwide as one of the world's most influential fashion brands, Alexander McQueen is a global sensation. Exquisite construction, controversial silhouettes and impeccable tailoring are all part of McQueen's design aesthetic. Led under Alexander's successor Sarah Burton, McQueen complements its covetable ready-to-wear collections with a range of directional sneakers each season. Constructed with contemporary accents, a burst of raw energy and an impeccable finish, expect to find lace-up silhouettes, slip-on styles, studded high-tops and printed low-tops in luxe leather and suede.
Alexander McQueen’s collections are characterized by a dark, dramatic edge and rebellious aesthetic, and the brand’s sneakers are no different. Featuring everything from a premium leather construction and exaggerated rubber soles to designer-stamped heel tabs, these minimal yet distinctive sneakers couldn’t get any more covetable. Ahead, take a look at our Alexander McQueen women’s sneakers buying guide, which will help you narrow down the styles that work best for you and decide on the size to invest in.
The Most Wanted Alexander McQueen Sneakers
Alexander McQueen’s Oversized Sneakers
First released in 2016, Alexander McQueen's signature sneakers have gained well-deserved cult status since their debut, as well as being constantly reworked in numerous colorways since. From styles trimmed with a contrasting suede, to glittered, crystal-embellished and velvet designs, each pair is set on the instantly recognizable chunky rubber sole. The Alexander McQueen moniker accents the tongue and heel counter.
Alexander McQueen’s Oversized Runners
The brand’s Oversized Runners are designed with a 90s-style silhouette that’s made from a patchwork of materials, and finished with a logo-detailed heel counter. Set on Alexander McQueen’s chunky exaggerated soles, they've been made in Italy and feature an adjustable lace-up front. Available in a wide range of colorways, it’s a fresh interpretation of the original 2016 sneaker.
Alexander McQueen’s Tread Slick Sneakers
Crafted from lightweight canvas, the British label’s Tread Slick sneakers come in both low-top and calf-length silhouettes. Defined by an oversized rubber sole and a retro hiking-inspired upper, this durable lace-up pair is ideal for toughening up looks. They are detailed minimally with a logo-printed heel tab.
The Alexander McQueen Sneaker Sizing Guide
Unsure what size to get? Alexander McQueen’s women’s sneakers use Italian/European sizing, and you can use this chart to find how this corresponds with your usual UK size or heel-to-toe measurement in centimeters.
For example, if you are a UK women’s 5, this correlates to an Alexander McQueen size 38.
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How To Care For Your Alexander McQueen Sneakers
We would recommend never washing your Alexander McQueen sneakers in the washing machine or putting them in a tumble dryer. Remove dirt by banging the soles together, and follow by scrubbing away remaining dirt with a toothbrush or soft bristled brush. Wipe away stains with a damp, soft cloth or use a specialist suede or leather cleaner. Air dry your sneakers naturally, away from direct heat.
We would advise storing your sneakers in the branded Alexander McQueen box. To lessen its environmental impact and to reduce cotton consumption, a dust bag is no longer provided with Alexander McQueen’s sneakers.
- Where are Alexander McQueen sneakers made?
The brand makes all its sneakers in Italy, which is synonymous with quality, craftsmanship and design. Every pair of Alexander McQueen sneakers are crafted from premium materials, and are luxuriously finished from the uppers down to the logo detailing.
- How do Alexander McQueen sneakers fit?
Alexander McQueen sneakers fit true to size, and we would recommend taking your usual size.