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The All Time Greatest City-Themed Sneakers: Part 1

Afew x Diadora N9000 Highly Addictive NYC Heel

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.

Overkill x New Balance 'Berlin City of Values'Overkill x New Balance 'Berlin City of Values'

Starting the list off is a two-shoe pack by Overkill and New Balance, using the 1500 and 1530. The theme was 'Berlin City of Values', taking inspiration from Berlin's diverse clubbing scene.

Overkill x New Balance Berlin City of Values 1500 1530 Angled
Overkill x New Balance Berlin City of Values 1500 Top
Overkill x New Balance Berlin City of Values 1500 Sole
Overkill x New Balance Berlin City of Values 1530 Sole
Overkill x New Balance Berlin City of Values 1500 Toe Box

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 Max 1 London Left
Nike Air Max 1 London Heel
Nike Air Max 1 Amsterdam Left
Nike Air Max 1 Amsterdam Heel

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.

Nike Air Force 1 Low City Pride Toronto Angled
Nike Air Force 1 Low City Pride Toronto Left
Nike Air Force 1 Low City Pride Toronto Right
Nike Air Force 1 Low City Pride Toronto Heel

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.

adidas Hamburg City Series Left
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adidas Hamburg City Series Heel
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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.

Nike Air Force 1 What The NY Left
Nike Air Force 1 What The NY Right
Nike Air Force 1 What The NY Top
Nike Air Force 1 What The NY Angled
Nike Air Force 1 What The NY 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.

size? x adidas Liverpool City Series Left
size? x adidas Liverpool City Series Heel
size? x adidas Liverpool City Series Top
size? x adidas Liverpool City Series Lateral
size? x adidas Liverpool City Series Insole
size? x adidas Liverpool City Series Tongue
size? x adidas Liverpool City Series Heel

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!

Nike Air Max 95 LA vs NYC Angled
Nike Air Max 95 LA vs NYC Left
Nike Air Max 95 LA vs NYC Right
Nike Air Max 95 LA vs NYC Heel

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.

adidas Oslo City Series Right
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adidas Oslo City Series Left
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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!

Afew x Diadora N9000 Highly Addictive NYC Top
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Afew x Diadora N9000 Highly Addictive NYC Heel
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Afew x Diadora N9000 Highly Addictive NYC Angled
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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.

adidas Malmö City Series Left
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adidas Malmö City Series Right
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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.

Nike Air Max 1 Tokyo Maze Angled
Nike Air Max 1 Tokyo Maze Left
Nike Air Max 1 Tokyo Maze Top
Nike Air Max 1 Tokyo Maze Heel
Nike Air Max 1 Tokyo Maze Sole

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.

adidas Frankfurt City Series Angled
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adidas Frankfurt City Series Angled
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adidas Frankfurt City Series Lateral
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adidas Frankfurt City Series Heel
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adidas Frankfurt City Series Insole
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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.

Air Jordan 5 Tokyo Right
Air Jordan 5 Tokyo Heel
Air Jordan 5 Tokyo Left
Air Jordan 5 Tokyo Angled

Patta x ASICS GEL-Lyte 3 'Coat of Arms'Patta x ASICS GEL-Lyte 3 'Coat of Arms'

One of Patta's first collaborations with ASICS, this GEL-Lyte III is decked out in a number of colours inspired by Amsterdam's Coat of Arms. Dropping back in 2007, these are now a grail-worthy colourway.

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Patta ASICS GEL-Lyte 3 Amsterdam Left
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