Versace could bring back 1990s Apple sneakers

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Here's what Apple's original 1990s sneakers looked like.
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These days, the term “Apple wearable” immediately makes you think of the Apple Watch. But back in the 1990s, Apple created sneakers that carried the company’s rainbow-colored logo.

Jump forward a quarter century, and Versace’s head sneaker designer just posted an image on Instagram that bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s sneakers. Check it out.

 

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“A wise man once said nothing at all.”

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The new sneakers, shared by Salehe Bembury, swap out Apple’s branding for Versace’s. However, they keep the same “dad sneaker” design and even the rainbow design. There was no additional information, other than the caption: “A wise man once said nothing at all.”

What does this mean? In short: We don’t know.

It’s certainly fun to speculate, though. Apple has forged relationships with top fashion companies that designed custom straps for the Apple Watch. Could this be a fun crossover between the two companies, perhaps tying into the popularity of retro-inspired Apple merchandise, such as the old-school jacket Drake rocked back in 2015?

If these wind up being a thing, they’ll certainly be cheaper than buying the authentic Apple kicks. Apple never made them available for sale. (The company gave them to employees as a fun spin on the custom T-shirt fad every startup went through in the ’90s.)

Nonetheless, the odd pair has gone up for sale. In 2017, a pair of the Apple sneakers (supposedly manufactured by Adidas) sold for $18,750 at auction.

Would you buy these sneakers to show your loyalty to and fondness for Apple? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Footwear News