Originally commemorating Mexico's historic defeat of France in the Battle of Puebla, Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration and unifying holiday for Mexicans, and people of Mexican descent everywhere. For many, it's a time to revel in the history, culture and food of Mexico. For us, it's more about the fire sneaker releases.
Of course, there's the hallowed Nike SB Dunk 'Cinco de Mayo', but we thought we'd look at the unsung heroes of the May 5 releases. Here's a look at five of our favourites that don't just fly the colours for a quick buck, but highlight the efforts of Mexican creatives and collaborators.