Is turning your shoes inside out the new sneaker trend, or is it just an avant-garde art piece?

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Before I begin, I just want to say thank you to everyone that has been following my articles here at Day & A Dream. I hope that you all have enjoyed reading them as much as I have been writing them. I will continue to write for Day & A Dream as long as they will continue to post my pieces, mainly because they were one of the few publications that rode with me, even when I was on my writing hiatus from trying to do my own blog. The staff here is the greatest and I just wanted to publicly acknowledge that, while expressing my gratitude.


OK, now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about destroying sneakers! If that statement just made you wince, then I KNOW you are a real life 100% sneakerhead through and through. The only time that you would want to talk about the untimely demise of a sneaker is when you:

  1. get mad at your favorite sneaker designer (I’m looking at you, Kanye!)
  2. get mad at a player who is fighting racial injustice (#IMWITHKAP)
  3. when they become burnt out beaters.

That’s not what this article is about though.

This is about intentionally deconstructed sneakers; shoes that have been turned inside out. The pair that I posted above: the Nike SF AF-1 Mids, scheduled to release in December 2018, is an example of this kind of sneaker. NIKE did a great job replicating the steps that go between the sample production stage and the final product stage, showing revision/tailoring marks normally made to indicate what needs to be corrected in the final look of that shoe that will eventually go in store. #metashoe

Now, check out some of the other examples that I found online and if we missed anything, then feel free to let us know in the comments below!

Peter Tillessen

Reebok x Garbstore CL 6000

Invert Footwear by Elisa van Joolen

Converse x Midnight Studios Chuck Taylor All Stars

Vans Vault “Inside Out” Pack