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.

::applause::

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