Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Adidas’ State-Inspired Shoe Leaves Wyoming Wanting More [PHOTO]

Adidas AlphaBOUNCE Stylelab
Getty Images for Adidas AlphaBOU, Getty Images

The elements are there, but the shoe lacks the pizzazz that we were hoping for.

How cool would it be to have a shoe that represents your state? Every where you walk, people would see where your roots lie just by looking at your feet. It’s almost poetic.

That’s what Adidas set out to do recently.

Teaming up with Refinery29, the popular shoe company enlisted the help of several female artists to design shoes inspired by each of our 50 states. These 12 women painted and decorated Adidas’ Ultraboot X sneakers and then auctioned them off online to raise money for Women Win. The charity is dedicated to advancing women’s leadership.

Let me ask this question first… What you would put on a shoe designed for Wyoming? I’d play up the fact that we are the Cowboy state, add in some killer sunsets that we see here, maybe lasso laces and turn the top of the shoe (where your foot goes in) into Devil’s Tower.

Here’s what they came up with:

I’m not trying to bash their concept whatsoever. There is some Wyoming in there. The artist says she was inspired by “the state gems and stones” which gives us a nephrite jade shoe. Wyoming has so much to offer visually with our scenic areas, wildlife and cowboy lifestyle. It feels like a missed opportunity.

Of course, art is up for interpretation so maybe I need to chill out.

But look at the other state shoes! When you look at other designs, Georgia looks like an actual peach, New Jersey has a slice of pizza added to it, and Kentucky looks like a scene straight out of the derby.

Heck, I would have settled for a giant buffalo!

Best of KING FM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rockstar Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rockstar Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.