For some, April 20 won't hold much significance, but for those familiar with the Californian high school friends who met at 4:20 to indulge in some recreational activities, it's a holiday to be celebrated! Whatever your puffing preferences, today is about celebrating the green. So, if you indulge and are looking for a place to hide it from the po-po (it's not legal everywhere, you know), here are five shoes in which to stash your hash.
Happy 420: Five of the Best Stash-Pocket Sneakers
Date: April 20 2018
By: Cesca Benson
Nike 'Skunk Dunk' (2010)
Whether you prefer to toke on Green Dream or Purple Haze, Nike's 'Skunk Dunk' has you covered. Its upper is furry like the best buds, and its colour palette runs the gamut of all your favourite strains. This ode to the chronic wears its Indo-inspiration on the outside and, thanks to the sneaky pouch behind the tongue, can easily hide your herb as well.
KangaROOS founder, Bob Gamm, created these athletic shoes with an inbuilt pocket for a runners to store their keys or a couple of coins. It was only a matter of time before disciples of the dank co-opted the shoes' marsupial pouch to conceal more nefarious substances. On the plus side, their performance-geared make-up aids a quick getaway if need be.
BAIT x adidas Stan Smith Vulc '420' (2016)
Team Trefoil's tribute to THC makes no secret of its hydro heritage. It's rolled up in high-grade hemp and, judging by the tongue's prescription label, it's some pretty potent stuff. The upper carries a debossed happy-high smiley face and shaggy green suede at the heel to round out the reefer theme. Of course, the all-important hidey-hole sits behind the tongue.
Nike SB Omar Salazar Signature Model (2010)
When the Nike SB team rider made his first signature sure back in 2010, he wanted to add an interchangeable tongue, you know, for customisable support. Conveniently for many of Salazar's fellow Californians, the interchangeable tongue featured a zip pocket to allow for more padding *cough cough* to be added. Props to Omar though, the Zoom Air cushioning makes the munchies run a lot more comfortable.
IPath produced shoes for the more environmentally minded skaters and stoners of the world, offering a sustainable alternative to mass-market board shoes. As popular with Rastas as with skaters, it's no surprise that these organic cotton and hemp sneakers came with a pot pouch.