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21 Creative Footwear Collaborations

These Shoe Brand Collaborations Explore Unique Partnerships

— January 22, 2018 — Pop Culture
Many large-name designers, athletes, celebrities and even cartoons have participated in creating shoe brand collaborations with names such as Nike, Adidas, Sketchers, Vans and more. This merging of forces to design collaborative footwear is usually done for promotional or endorsement purposes. Ranging from shoes that recall nostalgic childhood memories like Dragon Ball Z to rapper-inspired footwear, these shoes are specially designed to hold designs recalling both ends of the collaborations through creative design, color, style and materials.

For example, high-fashion designer Rick Owens partnered with sandal company Birkenstock to design a pony hair and leather sandal. The shoe resembles the classic Birkenstock silhouette shape, but touches of Rick Owen aesthetics through the dark colors and high-quality materials. Another unique collaboration are the adidas transit payment sneakers available in Germany -- the brand partnered with the German transit system to craft a shoe that also operates as a ticket.
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Remixed Iconic High Tops
Remixed Iconic High Tops
Vans x Blends Return With a New Design that Is Both Subtle and Striking
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Rap Legend-Inspired Sneakers
Rap Legend-Inspired Sneakers
FILA's '96GL' Model Honors the Late Rapper 2Pac
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Co-Branded Denim Basketball Sneakers
Co-Branded Denim Basketball Sneakers
Jordan Brand and Levi’s Collaborated on a New Design
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Rapper Alter Ego Sneakers
Rapper Alter Ego Sneakers
The New 'King-fu Kenny' Nike Cortez Honors Kendrick Lamar
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Collaborative Restaurant-Embroidered Shoes
Collaborative Restaurant-Embroidered Shoes
Koio Collective collaborated with NYC's 'Flower Shop'
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Basketball Star-Honoring Velcro Sneakers
Basketball Star-Honoring Velcro Sneakers
KITH and Nike Joined Forces to Honor LeBron James
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Olympic Footwear Partnerships
Olympic Footwear Partnerships
Under Armour Will Work Alongside the Canadian Olympic Committee
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Transit Payment Sneakers
Transit Payment Sneakers
These Sneakers Double as a Payment on Berlin Public Transit
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Revitalized Sneaker Collaborations
Revitalized Sneaker Collaborations
Adidas Originals and Alexander Wang Joined to Revamp Classics
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Reworked Sneaker Collaborations
Reworked Sneaker Collaborations
Ksenia Schnaider and Littman Created 'Reworked Sneakers' Together
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90s-Inspired Three-Way Sneaker Collaborations
90s-Inspired Three-Way Sneaker Collaborations
MadeMe and X-Girl Re-Imagined Vans' Wally Silhouette
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Blue-Tinted Rapper Sneakers
Blue-Tinted Rapper Sneakers
The 'YEEZY Boost Blue Tint' Drops Just in Time for Winter
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Vibrant Celebrity-Designed Sneakers
Vibrant Celebrity-Designed Sneakers
The 'Hu NMD' Sneakers Come from adidas and Pharrell Williams
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Glittery Celebrity Sneaker Collaborations
Glittery Celebrity Sneaker Collaborations
Miley Cyrus and Converse Revamped the Chuck Taylor
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High-Fashion Sandal Collaborations
High-Fashion Sandal Collaborations
Rick Owens Updated the Birkenstock Silhouette Using Pony Hair
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Exotic Sneaker Collaborations
Exotic Sneaker Collaborations
The Reebok Jungle Book Collection Features Disney-Themed Kicks
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Celebratory Sneaker Collaborations
Celebratory Sneaker Collaborations
The Nike Air Max 97 UNDEFEATED Celebrates Two Anniversaries
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Sports Drink-Inspired Sneakers
Sports Drink-Inspired Sneakers
Nike Created a 'Like Mike' Range of Gatorade Air Jordan Shoes
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Retro Anime Sneaker Collections
Retro Anime Sneaker Collections
Adidas is Set to Release Seven Dragon Ball Z-Inspired Shoes
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Animated Villain-Themed Sneakers
Animated Villain-Themed Sneakers
The New adidas Kamanda Boasts a Design That References Majin Buu
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Anime Sneaker Collaborations
Anime Sneaker Collaborations
Skechers and One Piece are Releasing a Colorful Collection
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