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44 Wow-Inducing Sneakers

From Branded NBA Shoes to Wi-Fi Runners

— November 13, 2008 — Fashion
Today thoughts of the NBA have my mind on shoes; sneakers in particular. TrendHunter.com has seen so many innovative basketball shoes, and athletic footwear in general, that it’s time we round up the best.

The slideshow below pays a visual tribute to some of the most innovative sports shoes, from high tops fit for the NBA to sneaks more suited for sitting at a coffee shop than walking around town. The gallery includes everything from Wi-Fi enabled sneakers that alert you when you're near a wireless hot spot to Obama-branded ones that let you show support for the President-Elect.
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East Meets West Fashion
East Meets West Fashion
SullyWong Sneakers
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Halloween Sneakers
Halloween Sneakers
Trick or Treat Vans
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42
Crocodile Skin Sneakers
Crocodile Skin Sneakers
$2000 Isaia di Napoli Sport Shoe
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41
Shoes Inspired by Failure
Shoes Inspired by Failure
The Reebok Struccess Sneaker
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40
$50,000 Nike So Cal 1's
$50,000 Nike So Cal 1's
Sneakers With 11 Carats of Diamonds
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39
Video Game Footwear
Video Game Footwear
Nintendo Right in your Sneakers
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38
YSL Tribute Shoes
YSL Tribute Shoes
The Rolling Sneaker
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37
Computer-Manipulated Sneakers
Computer-Manipulated Sneakers
The Verb for Shoes
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36
Co-Branded MP3 Basketball Sneakers
Co-Branded MP3 Basketball Sneakers
Zune Reebok Answer XI
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35
Handwritten Art Sneakers
Handwritten Art Sneakers
Reebok x Maeda Emoretion
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34
Silver Sneakers
Silver Sneakers
Adidas 25th Anniversary Shoe
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33
Olympic Footwear
Olympic Footwear
Nike Unveils New Designs for Beijing
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32
Wi-Fi Sneakers
Wi-Fi Sneakers
A Step in the Right Direction
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31
Organic Sneakers in Amsterdam
Organic Sneakers in Amsterdam
Veja Collection By Christine Phung
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30
Olympic Inpsired Shoes
Olympic Inpsired Shoes
Nike Clark Kents Bejing 2008 Sneakers
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29
Chocolate Trainers
Chocolate Trainers
Nike's Edible Footwear
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28
Ecological Awareness Sneakers
Ecological Awareness Sneakers
The Endangered Species Shoes
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27
Golden Cycling Shoes
Golden Cycling Shoes
Custom Shimano SH-R300 Sneakers
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26
Shoes As Musical Reflections
Shoes As Musical Reflections
Nike Air Force 1 Project Thompson Trainers
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25
Fuzzy Zebra Sneakers
Fuzzy Zebra Sneakers
Nike Horse Packs
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24
Wingtip Sneakers
Wingtip Sneakers
Nike Still Has Design Tricks
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23
Snap-On Shoe Skins
Snap-On Shoe Skins
Evisu Shoos Changeable Sneakers
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22
Celebrity Endorsed Olympic Branding
Celebrity Endorsed Olympic Branding
Nike Hyperdunk-Kobe PE
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21
Movie Themed Shoes
Movie Themed Shoes
Adidas Hellboy II Sneakers
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20
Retro-Futuristic Sneakers
Retro-Futuristic Sneakers
Kanye Promotes 'Nike Air Yeezy'
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19
Custom Sneakers
Custom Sneakers
Sole Brother
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18
Haute Couture Sneakers
Haute Couture Sneakers
Gola by Christian Lacroix
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17
Gold Olympic Sneakers
Gold Olympic Sneakers
The Nike Air Force Ones Closing Ceremony Shoes
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16
80s Movie Fashion
80s Movie Fashion
Puma's Disc Blaze, Goonies-Inspired Sneakers
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15
Collectable Olympic Sneakers
Collectable Olympic Sneakers
The 'Beijing' Collection by Nike
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14
Graphic Obama Shoes
Graphic Obama Shoes
Candidates Baracked By Fashion
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13
Political Sneakers
Political Sneakers
Barack Obama Nike Air Force One
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12
Cognac Sneakers
Cognac Sneakers
The Hennessy Celebration Hi-Top
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11
Cow Inspired Shoes
Cow Inspired Shoes
Nike Fur Sneakers
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10
Obama Fashion
Obama Fashion
Barack Obama Shoes
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9
Dolce & Gabbana Shoes
Dolce & Gabbana Shoes
Limited Edition Sneakers
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8
Convertible Sneaker Slippers
Convertible Sneaker Slippers
Nat-2 Unzip to Transform
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7
Horror Fashion
Horror Fashion
Freddy Krueger Nike Sneakers
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6
DIY Sneaker Designs
DIY Sneaker Designs
Sneakart Personalized Skins
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5
Counterfit Shoes Brand YOU
Counterfit Shoes Brand YOU
Fake Nikes Tattoo Your Feet
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4
Food-Inspired Footwear
Food-Inspired Footwear
Waffle Cone Ice Cream Sneakers
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3
Special-Edition Sneakers
Special-Edition Sneakers
Converse Introduces Black Sabbath Shoes
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2
Fake Hairy Toes
Fake Hairy Toes
The Nike Human Shoes
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1
Tennis Shoes Stilettos
Tennis Shoes Stilettos
The Converse High Heel Sneakers
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