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The Halal Guys Drop A Shoe Collab Based On Their Popular Sauces

Sneakerheads and hardcore The Halal Guys fans alike will be fighting to get their hands on pairs of the street food icon’s newest collab.

Photo courtesy of The Halal Guys

A joint project between Clarks, NYC boutique Extra Butter, and The Halal Guys, the above shoes bring as much heat as a packet of the chain’s legendary red sauce. It’s fitting, then, that the two colorways for the shoes are based on the spicy and white sauces that grace the platters of meat and rice the New York legend is heralded for.

These “Halalabees” were debuted by Extra Butter at ComplexCon 2018 and commemorate the 30-year history of the street cart classic. Extra Butter designed them with premium suede uppers, classic crepe outsoles, a custom branded leather hangtag and veg-tan leather insoles.

Photo courtesy of The Halal Guys

If you want to cop the “Halalabees,” Extra Butter will debut them in their East Manhattan flagship store starting on November 9th, but those not in the area will be able to score them via online. Only 200 pairs of each colorway are available, though, making these $180 kicks a hyper-limited drop that you’ll want to snag faster than an Uncle Paulie’s hat.

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9 Bizarre Instances Where Food Turned Into Fashion

Dior, Balenciaga, Oscar de la Renta, Oscar Meyer… one of these Oscars is not like the other. Or are they? While the average person might think food belongs on a plate or in our stomachs, others find food fashionable. Yes, in the wear-it-on-your-body kind of way. If you think this is just a stunt that Lady Gaga can pull off, you’ll be shocked by how many times people turned perfectly good food into perfectly bizarre items of clothing. Check out these nine strange instances where food turned into fashion.

Dorito Dress

Photo: Linea Stenfors

And you thought you loved Doritos. This dress is made of real Doritos chips, is edible, and looks great on olive skin tones. You have to imagine, though, if you get that orange dust on your fingers just from reaching into a Doritos bag, this cannot be a pretty sight after the fact.


Kombucha Jacket

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Photo: Motherboard Vice

If you’ve never heard of kombucha before, it’s a highly fermented tea which is supposed to have amazing health properties. The tea leaf also has some tremendous fashion properties, too! Kombucha tea leaves can be made into a variety of eco-friendly clothing. Their take on motorcycle jackets are the most popular item manufactured. Shout out to all the eco-conscious bikers out there!


Meat Dress

Photo: Food and Wine

We all remember this, right? Lady Gaga showed up to the MTV Music Video Awards in 2010 wearing a meat dress. That’s not a slang for anything. She wore an actual dress entirely made up meat — right down to the little flat iron cut she wore as a hat. Fierce.


Chocolate Gown

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Photo: New in Zurich

Every year, the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, France brings together fashion designers and chocolatiers to dress the models for their annual chocolate runway show. That means that the dresses are made of chocolate. I wouldn’t dare break a sweat in this dress. Yikes. It would be like Nesquik up in there.


Vegetable Outfit

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Photo: Apolivia Couture

In Mulhouse, France there is a celebration every year called Folie’Flore. The festival features displays with different foods being used in creative ways — including clothing like this all veggie ensemble. This getup is on a mannequin, but I have to wonder if someone actually ever wore this gown and accessories.


Pasta Dress

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Photo: Fairy Filigree

An Italian designer has on display a dress made of different varieties of pasta. While I can’t imagine this is comfortable, I am a huge fan of all thing carbohydrates myself (especially pasta), so this designer dress is a dream come true.


Skittles Dress

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Photo: Awesome Inventions

She would make Lady Gaga so proud. To compete (and then go on to win) in a “Sweet Like Beauty” contest, this woman made a dress entirely comprised of Skittles. Four thousand Skittles were used to make the outfit and, surprisingly, they were all still intact for her red carpet premiere of the dress. If that were me, there would be some embarrassing holes in this dress.


Bread Skirt

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Photo: Dalla Notte

A bakery in Port Townsend, Washington made a few fun little pieces… entirely made of bread. With this bread skirt also came a croissant dough shawl, because it would be a huge fashion don’t to just wear the bread skirt. Obviously.


Microgreen Scarf

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Photo: Hamama Greens

More of a clothing accessory than an actual clothing piece, but it’s fun to see all of the different designs for scarves and other accessories that Hamama Greens have come up with for their new microgreen growing kits. They actually do look pretty fashionable – and pretty tasty, too.