Sneaker Nicknames Explained: “Leroy Smith,” “Walk of Fame,” “Polkagris” and More

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We have learned that sneaker nicknames can derive from a variety of sources. Everything from a local delicacy to an obscure movie reference can inspire a company to create sneakers. In the latest installment of Sneaker Nicknames Explained, we cover the spectrum of sneaker motivations, including a motivational speaker.

Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Kamikaze II Mid “Polkagris”

Sweden-based Sneakersnstuff is no stranger to collaboration. In particular, they have developed a strong relationship with Reebok. The Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Kamikaze II “Polkagris” is the latest of the 12-shoe installment between the two entities. Polkagris is a handmade Swedish candy stick that is a favorite among the locals. Traditional polkagris candy is red and white, hence the shoe’s colorway and design.

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