Style
Where the runway meets the street

If you were having a tough time choosing which sports brand to cop some slides from, an unofficial New York-based mashup has answered your dreams.

The slides are designed by Shirt NYC, who has also released dual-branded Nike and adidas T-shirts and hoodies, an “Impossible is Nothing, Just Do It” tee, and hosted a whole pop-up for his bootlegs.

Shirt previously described his designs as “100% fake real” but while these sliders may not be exactly cosigned by either brand, they’re also not fakes. Each pair consists of one legitimate Nike slider and one adidas — so you know you’re getting the brand’s quality, if not their blessing.

Love to everybody if I could do this shit 100 cities at the same time I would

A post shared by SHIRT (@shirtnyc) on

The combo’s creator compares his mashup to the French artist Duchamp and his famous “readymades” explaining the idea behind his design on Instagram. “Taking something that already exists and re-contextualizing it. Not making but choosing. Speaking with choices. Knowing the best design is as little ‘design’ as possible.”

Free Nike Adidas tees available at Nike Store Soho NYC if you can find in time

A post shared by SHIRT (@shirtnyc) on

Over the weekend Shirt NYC celebrated the slides launch by driving around in a dual-branded truck giving out tees for free and selling hoodies at “street prices.” He also left a few free tees in Nike and adidas stores around New York’s Soho neighborhood — free for anyone who found them.

The slides come in sizes 7-12 and come with a free T-shirt. According to the designer “only a handful of pairs” were made so act quick.

In other shopping news, here are the 10 best products to drop this week and where you can buy them.

Related Shopping Tips

What To Read Next