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Sneaker and Basketball Shoe Collaborations: The Sleek, The Unique and The Weird

Whether a hit or miss, it’s a billion-dollar business!



The demand for sneakers is at an all-time high and from the looks of things, sportswear brands are more than happy to supply. Retail giants—namely Nike and Adidas—bank on basketball sensations of the past and present to create limited edition shoe collaborations that fans just can’t get enough of.


While some pairs make people want to say: “shut up and take my money,” there are select releases that deserve a plain “shut up” only because these rather unusual designs cost so much yet manage to still sell out. Keep scrolling to see what we mean!


The Sleek


via USA Today and Hypebeast


via Hypebeast and Bleacher Report


via CNBC and Hypebeast


via Hypebeast and USA Today


via Billboard and Hypebeast


The Unique


via sneakerfiles and Sports Illustrated


via CBS Sports and Complex


via Complex and NBA


via Huffington Post and


The Weird


via and Nike


via Sports Illustrated and Complex


via Roots BK and New York Daily News


via Slam and The Coli


Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they still manage to get people talking…and shopping.




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Nicole Blanco Ramos

is a content writer at go! Magazine. Prior to working with Globe, she was the fashion and beauty associate at, where she was able to combine her love for styling, visual storytelling and writing. Today, she covers a broad range of topics for go! such as entertainment, the NBA, online gaming and tech among others.

Alex Lara

is a creative that loves to tell stories through art direction and curating images that capture, inspire and excite whoever sees them.

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