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Gushers Brings a Shoe to the ‘Metaverse’ That Can Be Won IRL

The Metaverse is getting everyone involved from all industries — real estate, fashion, gaming, art and even sandwiches now. Now arguably the best lunchbox snack you could ask for, Gushers, has shoes coming to the Metaverse. That isn’t something I don’t think any of us ever expected to say.

The flavor bursting gummy from our childhoods has partnered with Italian design studio, RAL7000STUDIO, to design a high-top shoe that embodies all the unique elements of a Gusher. These are only available at the virtual shopping experience from Complex’s upcoming Complexland, from May 25th through the 27th.

For a chance to own these shoes, participate and complete the Gusher “Sole Quest,” where you can put the kicks on your avatar and unlock the chance to win a pair.

Each pair will feature:

  • A removable and transparent Gushers splash patch that attaches over the laces of the shoe and allows the wearer to make a bold statement that embodies the “Let Your Sole Out” spirit. 
  • A colorful Gushers gem-shaped mold filled with Gushers goo on the lateral side.  
  • A rainbow outsole inspired by Gushers flavors. 
  • The bottom of the Gushers sneaker includes the Gushers logo on the right outsole and the words “Let Your Sole Out” on the left. 
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Fast Food Food Fashion

White Castle Links with Puma For Slider-Inspired Sneaker

Who doesn’t love a dope food and sneaker collab? With the sneaker industry booming, it’s always a fun and buzz worthy route for brands to collaborate with shoe companies to create some memorable and truly fashionable kicks. The latest brands to link up for some heat on your feet are Puma and White Castle.

White Castle has tapped in with Puma to create a model of the RS-X sneaker that’s inspired by the fast food brand’s iconic Cheese Sliders. The following details include stylish nods to the fast food legend:

  • 5¢ printed near the top lace eyelet to commemorate the original cost of a White Castle burger in 1921.
  • The White Castle logo with the words “What you Crave” stitched on the shoe’s tongue.
  • An inner footbed featuring a grilled onions pattern.

Besides the details above are additional hidden features that give proper homage to the popular slider.

If you’re looking to treat your feet to the limited edition sneakers, the PUMA x White Castle RS-X are available now at Puma, Champs Sports and Foot Locker for a suggested retail price of $120.

Fans of foodie footwear can also check out a recent ‘Food Fight’ edition of Saucony sneakers.

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Food Fashion Packaged Food What's New

Fruity Pebbles, Nike and Lebron James Collaborate for New Lebron 19 Lows and ‘Magic’ Cereal

NBA superstar Lebron James has made his love for Fruity Pebbles known for years now, dating back to 2006, when he launched his Fruity Pebbles-themed line of Nike sneakers starting with the Lebron 4 PE.

Fast forward to now and King James and Nike have once again linked with Fruity Pebbles for the latest iteration of the cereal-themed series of sneakers — complete with the debut of a new Magic Fruity Pebbles.

The newest Nike Lebron 19 Low “Magic Fruity Pebbles” edition features nuanced details throughout the shoe that give nods to Lebron’s favorite breakfast cereal, complete with a color-changing airbag that uses the power of the sun’s UV light to transition from clear to a vibrant purple translucent Nike Air colorway.

What’s more, the sneaker’s release coincides with the introduction of new Magic Fruity Pebbles, which change the cereal milk’s color to purple.

The new Nike Lebron 19 Low kicks and Magic Fruity Pebbles are dropping for National Cereal Day on March 7 and will be available for a limited time only.

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Food Fashion Packaged Food

Hidden Valley Ranch Crocs Are Coming Your Way In 2021

In a food fashion collab that makes so much sense for the absolute fact that both are utterly great, Hidden Valley Ranch and Crocs are uniting on a Classic Clog model that’s set to release in late 2021.

Highlighted by a white colorway that’s speckled with green to embody ranch dip in shoe form, this Classic Clog will include Jibbitz™ charms featuring some of the famous dressing’s best accompaniments – french fries, chicken nuggets, some veggies and pizza. The drip is real in figurative and literal form here, friends.

The Hidden Valley Ranch x Crocs collaboration was revealed recently on the NTWRK app at The Hundreds’ Family Style To Go online food event, where a limited number of fans had the exclusive opportunity to pre-order a pair, ahead of the general release coming in later 2021.

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Fast Food Food Fashion

Carl’s Jr. And Hardee’s x Shoe Surgeon Collab Yields SWEET Burger Kicks

Photo courtesy of Hardee’s & Carl’s Jr.

Sneakerheads and burger enthusiasts, this is your moment.

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s have teamed up with iconic sneaker designer Dominic Chambrone, AKA The Shoe Surgeon, to create some exclusive kicks for the chains’ newest burger launch.

The upcoming Steakhouse Angus Thickburger will yield new inspired sneaker designs. Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s new sandwich features a hand-seasoned 100% all-beef Angus patty topped with A1 Sauce, two bacon strips, Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, red onion, and mayo on a premium bun,

You can find the shoes at TheSurgeon.com, where you can buy unlimited raffle tickets (at $10 each) for a chance to win a pair. The proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Stars for Heroes — the chains’ fundraising campaign that benefits military-focused organizations.

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Film/Television Food Fashion

Reebok and ‘Hot Ones’ Collab On Sneaker Capsule Collection

If you’ve never seen First We Feast’s hit interview show, ‘Hot Ones’, it’s the only one that is allowed to literally turn up the heat on guests with “hot questions and even hotter wings.” Translating that energy into literal sneaker heat, the Sean Evans-hosted program has now linked up with Reebok to a capsule collection of three ‘Hot Ones’-themed sneakers.

Featuring exclusive renditions of the Club C “Mild”, Classic Leather “Medium”, and Shaqnosis “Hot” models, each shoe will come with custom Reebok x Hot Ones sneaker packaging with tissue paper designed to be cutout and used as a bib. The collection also will debut exclusive unisex Reebok x Hot Ones t-shirts with crossover graphics, available in black or deep red.

The Reebok x Hot Ones footwear and apparel collection is available globally from Reebok.com beginning November 19.

Besides the sneakers, First We Feast’s merch game has been strong, making for great choices as holiday gifts for the foodie in your life. Think a trio of hot sauces, ‘Hot Ones’ Nugget Honey, and a ‘Truth or Dab’ game.

Peep the following photos for detailed looks of each sneaker in the ‘Hot Ones’ x Reebok capsule collection.


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Culture Fast Food Food Fashion

These KFC x Crocs Clogs Will Be Releasing Soon

Earlier this year, we reported on a KFC x Crocs collab which debuted during New York Fashion week and had fans of both up to their ears in excitement for a potential general release. Well friends, I don’t know how much more you can contain that excitement, but just know that it’ll be for only a little while longer.

That’s because the crispy Crocs Classic Clogs have a release date next week on July 28th on Crocs.com for $59.99. This highly anticipated pair also comes with two removable, chicken-scented, drumstick-shaped Jibbitz charms.

What’s better is that this release is hinged to a good cause, with $3 of every purchase going to the KFC Foundation’s REACH Educational Grant Program, which helps employees at participating KFC locations to further their education through college scholarships.

You know what they say when it comes to fashion, a good statement piece is crucial in one’s wardrobe. Pretty sure a pair of Crocs Classic Clogs looking like a delicious bucket of KFC chicken fulfills that notion to the max.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Starbucks And Nike Collaborate To Create A Beautiful Pair Of Sneakers

Nike and Starbucks, two of the biggest brands in the world (ranking in at 17 and 67, respectively), have teamed up in order to bring us the next pair of shoes we don’t need but dammit we want.

This isn’t the first time two giants from the food and fashion industry have collaborated, and certainly won’t be the last.

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The Nike SB Dunk Low Premium Starbucks edition shoes have a brown suede-looking canvas with subtle, streaky swirls of khaki, made to mimic both the steam coming off of a fresh cup of coffee and the wrinkly, rich brown tone of a handful of coffee beans. The Nike Swoosh is painted in classic white with the standard Starbucks green outline, along with the heel, tongue and base of the shoes.

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The shoes are available now for a limited time in select Nike retailers. These shoes, as do many of the shoes in the Nike SB Premium line, retail at $100. Personally, I think the shoes look dope as hell, and I would buy them for the clean-looking color scheme alone. Of course, I would try to get away with calling them the Andes Mints Edition or something, because “Starbucks shoes” is just too much.

 

 

Photo Credit: Sneaker Bar Detroit