Sneaker and Basketball Shoe Collaborations: The Sleek, The Unique and The Weird

 

Whether a hit or miss, it’s a billion-dollar business!

 

 

The demand for sneakers is at an all-time high and from the looks of things, sportswear brands are more than happy to supply. Retail giants—namely Nike and Adidas—bank on basketball sensations of the past and present to create limited edition shoe collaborations that fans just can’t get enough of.

 

While some pairs make people want to say: “shut up and take my money,” there are select releases that deserve a plain “shut up” only because these rather unusual designs cost so much yet manage to still sell out. Keep scrolling to see what we mean!

 

The Sleek

via USA Today and Hypebeast

 

via Hypebeast and Bleacher Report

 

via CNBC and Hypebeast

 

via Hypebeast and USA Today

 

via Billboard and Hypebeast

 

The Unique

via sneakerfiles and Sports Illustrated

 

via CBS Sports and Complex

 

via Complex and NBA

 

via Huffington Post and sneakernews.com

 

The Weird

via sneakernews.com and Nike

 

via Sports Illustrated and Complex

 

via Roots BK and New York Daily News

 

via Slam and The Coli

 

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they still manage to get people talking…and shopping.

 

 

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