We all love trainers, but the only thing we love more than trainers is hating on trainers we think are rotten. In this blog, we’ll at some of the most hideous examples of shoe design we’ve ever seen, so strap yourself in and get ready to look at some of the worst shoes of all time.
Adidas Kobe II
When Adidas released the Kobe II, Kobe Bryant was at the peak of his powers, having just won the NBA Championship for the second time on the way to three in a row. THE Kobe I was radical but had still sold well and then this came. Looking like a bit that had fallen off a flying saucer, the Kobe II didn’t sell well and led to Bryant stopping his endorsement of Adidas
Raf Simons x Adidas Ozweego III trainers
These look like a terrible Chinese knockoff. What Adidas were thinking when they put these out I don’t know. At least there isn’t really any way to recognise they are Adidas because of eth lack of stripes. The design is rotten, the colours look like vomit and the price tag is about £500. No, just no.
Reebok Instapump Fury CV
The Instapump is a marmite shoe in the first instance. Not many people can go for the split sole and holes in the side design at the best of times. So, Reebok decided to take this design, add some fur and make them in “should never be seen” red and green. Who wants to look like the Grinch? Totally bizarre.
Vibram’s design was supposed to have been the result of a study of Kenyan distance runners who had rarely worn shoes and the advantages that came with that. The result is the creepiest shoe ever designed. I don’t know about you, but I think putting individual toes into their own little compartment is freaky as shit. No matter how you look at them they’re just weird.
Under Armour Micro G Anatomix Spawn II
Futurism and trainers are things that rarely mix well. These basketball boots are supposed to look new and fresh, but in reality, they appear to look like the type of thing my niece keeps slime in. I’m not sure if it’s the design or the colourway, but either way, these are rotten.
Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost
These are some of the most desirable trainers on the planet apparently. I have absolutely no idea why. Look at them, they actually look like someone has stuck a bit of rubber onto some potato sacks. The Emperor’s New Trainers as far as I can see. People pay hundreds for FAKE versions of these.