April 29, 2014 BY Brendan Dunne / 2
Special edition sneakers are increasingly showing up with elaborate back stories and themes attached to helped build their mystique. This has been going on for years now of course, but in 2014 it seems to be at an all time high – nearly every stray Nike Basketball colorway or random pair of Dunks eventually is given a nickname (Either by the brand themselves or by sneaker enthusiasts across the internet). So what trends emerge in this process of associating shoes with objects and places relating to a player’s life, a partnering store’s history, or a lost bit of trivia regarding the model in question?
One that we’ve noticed is the tendency to attach shoes to foods, an approach that you’ll see at retail this weekend with the release of the END. x Saucony Shadow 5000 “Burger”. Ahead of that drop, we’re taking a look back the past decade of food based sneakers, some of them more literal than others. Continue reading to check out this greatest hits gathering of tasty sneakers (Word to Fat Joe) and let us know down in the comments if you’ve got a favorite amongst the selections, or perhaps a pair that you would have liked to see included in this edition of Sneaker News NINE@NINE.
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