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Food and beverage brands look to get in on sneaker culture

Implications - Channeling megatrends such as nostalgia and co-creation, food and beverage brands are partnering with sneaker designers in order to create limited edition kicks that pay homage to the brands' signature edible products. This unique shift highlights the power of creating exclusive products targeted at hyper-niche audiences in order to encourage brand fandom and generate organic buzz.
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Sandwich-Themed Sneakers - Diabora Designed a Pair of Philly Cheesesteak Sneakers with UBIQ
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Warm 3,452 Clicks Pub: Jan 26, 17
Sandwich-Themed Sneakers
Diabora Designed a Pair of Philly Cheesesteak Sneakers with UBIQ
Fans of Philly cheesesteak, a sandwich that consists of thinly sliced steak and layers of gooey melted cheese, are sure to appreciate the new sneakers that were collaboratively designed by Diabora... [More]
Hummus-Inspired Sneakers - Le Coq Sportif's Shoe Designs Boasts Beige, Red and Green Hues
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This Year and Hot 1,382 Clicks Pub: Feb 8, 18
Hummus-Inspired Sneakers
Le Coq Sportif's Shoe Designs Boasts Beige, Red and Green Hues
The footwear industry launches various elaborate and experimental shoe designs, in order to bring something fresh to the consumer, entertain and hover the fine line between absurd and stylish... [More]
Beef Patty Sneakers - This Jamaican Patty Design Was Created to Celebrate Caribbean Culture
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Warm 1,972 Clicks Pub: Jul 4, 16
Beef Patty Sneakers
This Jamaican Patty Design Was Created to Celebrate Caribbean Culture
As a means to pay tribute to Caribbean culture, FILA and Alumni of NY collaborated for a shoe design that utilizes the color and imagery of a Jamaican patty. In order to do this, the sneakers are... [More]
Coffee-Inspired Skater Shoes - These Nike Starbucks Shoes are Patterned Using Rich Swirls of Coffee
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Warm 1,574 Clicks Pub: May 18, 16
Coffee-Inspired Skater Shoes
These Nike Starbucks Shoes are Patterned Using Rich Swirls of Coffee
The Nike Dunk Low Premium is a Nike Starbucks hybrid design that incorporates rich swirls of coffee in its pattern. The shoes are similar to the previously released Nike SB Dunk Low Woodgrain—... [More]
Wasabi-Inspired Running Sneakers - The Footwear Design of the END. X ASICS Silhouette is Adorable
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This Year and Warm 478 Clicks Pub: Mar 6, 18
Wasabi-Inspired Running Sneakers
The Footwear Design of the END. X ASICS Silhouette is Adorable
In January le coq sportif launched a pair of tonally appropriate hummus-inspired sneakers and the influence of food color palettes on footwear design does not stop here. ASICS and END. come together... [More]
Colorful Cereal Sneakers - The Nike Lil Posiet One Shoe Takes Design Inspiration from Fruity Pebbles
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Mild 1,158 Clicks Pub: Feb 27, 16
Colorful Cereal Sneakers
The Nike Lil Posiet One Shoe Takes Design Inspiration from Fruity Pebbles
Nike’s latest line of Lil Posite sport sneakers take inspiration from the retro cereal Fruity Pebbles popularized with the characters from The Flinstones. The shoes feature a design aesthetic... [More]
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