The All Time Greatest City-Themed Sneakers: Part 1
There are sneakerheads located in every city around the world, and those cities have inspired various sneakers. Every city-themed sneaker has a story to tell. So, to shed some light on the greatest that have ever hit the streets, we've carefully curated two-part series.
Suss our picks down below. We've got shoes reppin' NYC, boastin' Berlin, and lovin' London. If you missed out on last week's country-themed list, go hit that up! Otherwise, stay tuned for Part 2.
Nike Air Max 1 'London' and 'Amsterdam'Nike Air Max 1 'London' and 'Amsterdam'
A recent release from Nike back in March of this year, the Air Max 1 was reworked it into two colourways. One represents London, with the River Thames on the heel. The other reps Amsterdam, with the Canals in a similar position.
Nike Air Force 1 Low 'City Pride Toronto'Nike Air Force 1 Low 'City Pride Toronto'
Representing Toronto, this Nike Air Force 1 is inspired by a Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap. The colours of the team are used throughout the upper, while the insoles represent the green section under the brim of a cap.
adidas Hamburg City Seriesadidas Hamburg City Series
Keeping to that minimal vibe, the adidas Hamburg City Series pays homage to the city's fish market. Dressed in all-white mixed with a gum sole, the sneaker also has special packaging and scale-like detailed branding.
Nike Air Force 1 'What The NY'Nike Air Force 1 'What The NY'
Just like a true New Yorker, the Nike Air Force 1 'What the NY' is very loud. The whole shoe is mismatched, using a number of different materials and colours that rep NYC, including hues from all the city's major sports teams and a green shade similar to that on the Statue of Liberty. They've also slapped a large 'NYC' accross the lateral heel.
size? x adidas Liverpool City Series size? x adidas Liverpool City Series
With colours inspired by the Liverpool City Crest, the size? x adidas Liverpool City Series had to make the list. Draped in that beututiful green hue, the shoe also has hits of gold and a numbered heel. They're almost as beautiful as the city itself.
Nike Air Max 95 'LA vs NYC'Nike Air Max 95 'LA vs NYC'
LA and NYC have always had an intense rivalry, and Nike channelled it into an Air Max 95. Rocking a mismatched theme, the right shoe features a Knicks-inspired combo, while the left goes for the Lakers. This has to be one of the best City-Themed sneakers ever!
adidas Oslo City Seriesadidas Oslo City Series
Yet another adidas City Series, this crep is decked out in an Oslo-themed colourway. Constructed with leather and suede, and boasting Oslo along the lateral heel - we couldn't go past these.
Afew x Diadora N9000 'Highly Addictive NYC'Afew x Diadora N9000 'Highly Addictive NYC'
Sneakers are extremely addictive... Teaming up with Diadora, Afew decided to create a sneaker paying homage to NYC's 'Highly Addictve' sneaker scene. Those heel details are fire!
adidas Malmö City Seriesadidas Malmö City Series
Taking inspiration from the Swedish flag, the adidas Malmö City Series is just about as eyecatching as Malmö itself. It's splashed with a beautiful yellow suede, with perfect blue leather overlays.
Nike Air Max 1 'Tokyo Maze'Nike Air Max 1 'Tokyo Maze'
Designed by Yuta Takuman, the Nike Air Max 1 'Tokyo Maze' is inspired by the maze of subways beneath the city. The detail is so insane, we had to put them on our list.
adidas Frankfurt City Seriesadidas Frankfurt City Series
Inspired by the '80s OG adidas Frankfurt, this is another City Series silhouette that we had to add into the mix. Dressed in 'Bluebird', this pair features velcro instead of the usual laces.
Air Jordan 5 'Tokyo'Air Jordan 5 'Tokyo'
A Japan exclusive, this Air Jordan 5 released back in 2011, commemorating the opening of Jordan Tokyo 23. Dipped in a sunny yellow, the sneaker is capped off with a 23 Japanese character on the side walls.