31 Oct '17, 3pm

trend: gum sole basketball sneakers (those lebron 15s are TOUGH)

trend: gum sole basketball sneakers (those lebron 15s are TOUGH)

So what's with all the gum? Our educated guess: the line between fashion-forward kicks and basketball sneakers continues to blur, with each pulling from the other. And that's some much-needed good news for the struggling basketball sneaker market. As basketball kicks get more stylish in silhouette and design thanks to new sock-like uppers, it makes sense that they'd now stick the landing with fashion-forward colorways. It may be too early to tell if gum soled basketball kicks are a full-fledged trend (like Russell Westbrook in tattered clothing) or more of a flash in the pan (like Russell Westbrook in overalls), but it’s definitely a look we can get behind. As players continue to push the envelope on off-court style, it’s no surprise they’re also experimenting with their on-court kicks. This is the first season in a while we've seen a whole bunch on-court shoes that make a...

Full article: https://www.gq.com/story/gum-sole-sneakers-lebron-james

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