Sneakers get experimental as designers look to the moon, whisky and even cork. We round up the best of wacky wonder kicks.
Geek-chic is back with Converse’s Super Mario Bros. shoes. The kicks, currently only stocked in Japan, are available in two colorways – green with Bowser on the tongue and red with Mario but no sign of Toad or Yoshi. Each pair comes with an inset Super Star on the vamp – think of it as a style power-up.Converse X Super Mario Bros. shoes, $211, Rakuten.co.jp
These sneakers are a right pair of corkers. The Vans Prelow cork trainers are the latest addition to the brand’s Off The Wall range. They’re possibly the only pair of kicks on the market that you can pin a shopping list and a kid’s drawing – surely that makes them vintage footwear.Vans Prelow cork trainers, $100, Vans.com
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If you fancy yourself a whisky connoisseur, then you might just tickle your taste buds. A collaboration between Supra and Hanon shop has created two pairs of limited edition trainers: the “Angels Share”” in black suede (and the scotch-colored Owen “Whisky Gold” available from July 26.SUPRA x Hanon Owen “Whisky Gold” trainers, €140, $125, Suprafootwear.com
It’s one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind… in the moon boot trainers. The kicks called “The Missions” by JackThreads will have you moonwalking like Michael Jackson in no time at all.
JackThreads x General Electric x Android Homme “The Missions” moon boot trainers, $197, Jackthreads.com