These Awesome Women Artists Made 50 Unique Sneakers to Represent All 50 States
Show some state pride right down to your feet.
For a digital auction, Adidas and Refinery29 asked female artists to design a limited-edition line of UltraBOOST X shoes based on all 50 states. Artist Meagan Morrison based the Alabama pair off its state flower, the camellia, she tells Business Insider. (But, we can’t just tell where you’re from based on your shoes—we can also tell where you’re from based on how you say these nine things.)
The Alaska running shoe design by Mari Orr is reminiscent of snow-capped mountains and ice. Find out if it’s time to replace the running shoes ruining your workout.
Sophia Chang designed the Arizona pair, which used colors inspired by a desert sunset. Find out how to keep your running shoes stink-free.
This sneaker, designed by Jordana Schrager, looks very Americana but is specific to Arkansas. The red, white, and blue diamonds represent the diamond mines in the state, which the Arkansas flag also features.
“The first time visiting California was a few years ago, near the wide open spaces, the water, vibrant country colors, Venice beach. I really wanted the shoe to represent the landscapes that women would be running through,” Morrison says in a video.
Aquamarine is Colorado’s state gemstone, which is why Carrie Chan used green-blue colors in her design.
The cherry blossom festival in New Haven, Connecticut, draws crowds every year, so Morrison used springtime as inspiration for these shoes. Don’t miss these other gorgeous springtime destinations around America.
Swiss cheese plant—also known as Mexican breadfruit, hurricane plant, or, scientifically, Monstera deliciosa—is native to Mexican rainforests but also thrives in hot, humid Florida, which is why Jenny K. used it in her design.