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.
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.
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.”
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.
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