Corniness in the Sneaker World

If you’ve been on the internet at all the last few weeks, you know the Yeezy Boost 350 has been the topic of conversation. Everywhere you look you see people selling Yeezy’s, buying Yeezy’s, talking about the quality of Yeezy’s, and complaining about resell prices of Yeezy’s. Yeezy fever has even hit KicksOneTwo’s own Ross who couldn’t help but post this ignorant, yet super funny picture on Twitter the other day.

We’ve all seen pictures of corny stuff done with sneakers before. You know, the pictures where people put Oreo 5’s next to a box of Oreo’s, Grape 5’s on a tree (even though grapes grow on bushes…) or Bred 11’s next to an actual loaf of bread. Granted, some of these pictures are jokes, but its funny to know that there are dudes who actually think that that play on words is going to help them stunt on the ‘gram. Clowns.

While scrolling through my Instagram feed the other day, I saw this corniness taken to a whole new level. I saw a solid five posts in a row of people walking in pools or lakes with their new Yeezy Boosts. To be quite frank, this actually made me mad.

If you haven’t seen these pictures or videos yet (lucky you), let me give you a little backstory. People have compared the Yeezy Boost to a Roshe Run since they are pretty similar in composition. Apparently Roshes are a pretty good water shoe due to the all-mesh upper. (I’d never thought of this before and it makes me want to try my pair in the lake soon). Anyways, someone figured since Roshes and Yeezy Boosts are similar, the Yeezy Boosts would be good water shoes as well. Of course, this turned in to a “who can post the dumbest video of themselves walking into a pool with their new Yeezy Boosts on in an effort to stunt on people while making fun of people who don’t wear their kicks” contest.

As previously stated, after seeing a few of these, the corniness of it all angered me a bit. After I mulled it over for a bit however, I just dismissed it and started to make jokes to myself about it all. It’s just so stupid that it’s actually kind of funny. In case you didn’t know, the water doesn’t hurt the shoes at all. It’s water. Put the shoes out in the sun and dry them out and you’re good to go.

The moral of the story and the point I’m trying to make is to just stop with the corny stuff. Nobody thinks it’s cool, you’ll just get trolled and clowned for it. The only thing these pictures are good for is to be made fun of. So please stop posting pictures of your 11’s on the stove or in the oven.

Have you seen any other corny sneaker pictures lately? Feel free to leave them in the comments below!


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