This New Nike Sneaker Drop Is ‘Fried Chicken’ For Your Feet


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Who would have thought there would be a day when fried chicken and sneaker culture would collide? Well, judging by a recent Nike Air Max release, the impossible has happened and Racks Hogan provides all the context in the latest episode of Complex and In The Know’s. The reversal.

“We got an Asian-only version. We got the Nike Air Max 90 ‘Fried Chicken’,” he says during the episode. “Okay Fried Chickens are cool sneakers. He moved the lines forward in all sorts of crazy ways and so on. But, I’ll be honest with you. I think at a retail price of $160 they can resell, but they may not resell very expensive.

All in all, if you were to take Racks’ word for it, this style might not be worth it.

“This is probably the first time I’ve said no to fried chicken,” he added. “But you know, I’m going to have to say no to fried chickens.”

Nike Air Max 90 “Fried Chicken”

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With that said, let’s move on to two more of this week’s hottest drops.

Craig Green X Adidas ZX 2K Phormar II

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British designer Craig Green and Adidas Originals have joined forces again with another take on their collaborative ZX 2K Phormar trainers. This time around, they feature a blue, black, and white colorway.

Adidas BOOST devotees might notice some similarities between the soles of this new release and the classic Adidas sneaker, with the translucent slip that sits just above the midsole. However, this much higher version deviates from the iconic shoe with a completely new and much more technical aesthetic.

Nike Go FlyEase

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Next up is the already much-loved Nike Go FlyEase, which is the brand’s first-ever truly hands-free sneaker. Perfect for everyone from members of the disabled community to sneakerheads who prefer slip-on, slip-on styles, these sneakers require almost no effort to put on or take off.

“It’s intuitive – easy on, easy off – and proof of how design, innovation and engineering can come together to meet an ambitious North Star: creating a hands-free shoe. “, Nike said in a press release.

This release is another way, along with the Nike Swim Hijab, that the respected sportswear brand is making its fashion more inclusive and accessible to marginalized communities.

The Nike Go FlyEase sneakers will not be available for wider general purchase until April 30, 2021. However, they are currently available at StockX with an initial asking price of $199.

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