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So, if you have spent any amount of time in the sneaker game, you will hear about certain “famous” colorways: Breds, Grapes, Aqua, etc. One of those colorways that has stood the test of time, not to mention transcended the scope of footwear across the board, is the brown and hunter green colorway, known affectionately as “Beef & Broccoli”

The following pictures are 5 pairs of kicks that you can cop, that represent the food inspired colorway in the best way:

  1. The Timberland Field Boot – The shoe that started it all. After the initial success of the Original 6 – Inch Yellow (“Wheat”) Boot, Timberland decided to create another shoe for hiking and urban wear, a hybrid shoe of sorts between the classic work boot and the modern hiker boot. The Beef & Broccoli colorway was made famous by many artists such as the Boot Camp Clik & even boot aficionados, such as Dallas Penn (#SHOUTOUT to the “GODDBOOTGOD” himself). Cost: $160 // Buy Here

2. The EWING 33s Hi – Anyone remember the EWING 33s from the 90s? Kris Kross ring any bells? A direct, albeit much smaller, competitor of the Jordan juggernaut, EWING (named after All-Star center, Patrick Ewing) has managed to maintain a cult following, with their resurgence in the mid-2000’s. Cost: Varies // Buy Here

3. The Asics Gel Saga – Who likes their beef and broccoli with a few carrots in the mix? If you do, then you may want these runners. Asics, also the makers of Onitsuka Tiger, have made quality running shoes since 1949. This colorway dropped in 2013, so you MAY be able to find them, but for now, they have proven to be elusive on the internet.

4. The Shoe Surgeon x APT. 4B “Uptown Beef N Broc” – This shoe was the inspiration for the article. When I saw them, I got excited because The Shoe Surgeon is one of top shoe customizers in the business today. From what I can see, it appears that they took the Nike Air Force 1 low and modified the heel of the shoe with a leather field boot heel, a la Timberland. Looks cool and it is DEFINITELY a solid investment for die-hard collectors. Cost: $1100 // Buy Here

5. Nike Air Trainer Max ’91 – Bo Jackson knew a lot of stuff about sports. He definitely knew what a good shoe was as well. Check these out! The whole idea of this shoe was to be able to play both baseball and football, very much like the man himself. It made me mad when I found out that this colorway never released because it was so clean and fresh, but I had to add it to the article. I’m pretty sure someone has them somewhere, but for now, I will gaze upon them from afar. Cost: n/a 

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