Independence Day serves as an opportunity for us to take a step back and appreciate all of the amazing aspects of the USA. We, as sneakerheads, must ask, however, "How can we combine our love of America with our love of shoes?" We also don't always want our shoes to be predictably red, white, and blue during our 4th of July celebrations. Don't worry, we're here to share with you some unique American-inspired sneakers for you to wear this 4th of July. With any of these pairs, the fireworks will be on your feet and you'll be able to flex, patriotically.
Levi's Air Jordan 4Blue jeans are as American as it gets. The original blue jean brand is America's very own Levi Strauss & Co. What better way to bring the timeless American denim look to your feet than with the Levi's Air Jordan 4? Bonus points if you show up to your 4th of July festivities with matching Levi's 501s.
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Asics x Concepts Gel-Lyte III "Boston Tea Party"If you want to take your shoe game to a Revolutionary level (pun intended), look no further than a shoe inspired by the Boston Tea Party. Boston-based brand Concepts teamed up with Asics to deliver an American twist on a classic Japanese shoe. This Gel Lyte III brings the story of our fight for independence alongside a red, white, and blue colorway that screams "USA Baby!"
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Nike Dunk High "Statue of Liberty"Many of our ancestors saw Lady Liberty welcome them to the Land of Opportunity where they would start a new life. Of course, the Statue of Liberty signifies the USA all throughout pop culture. From comics, to Las Vegas hotels, to football trick plays, and most importantly our tax return checks the Statue of Liberty's influence goes everywhere. The Swoosh recognized this and paid tribute to her with the iconic Dunk High "Statue of Liberty." Wearing these on the 4th of July would be a big patriotic flex.
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Nike Cortez "Forrest Gump"Nike is the quintessential American sneaker brand. Nike's first bonified success was the Cortez. The Cortez, released at the peak of the 1972 Olympic hype, was Nike's first shot to be seen on the feet of athletes at an international stage. Of course, the Swoosh made sure to make a statement with a bold introductory colorway of red, white, and blue. The shoes would be made famous, however, in the American classic film Forrest Gump. Ultimately, nothing screams "4th of July" quite like a red , white, and blue colorway of an American classic sneaker.
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Nike Air Monarch IV (The Ultimate 4th of July Shoe)If you pull up to the 4th of July barbeque in these, everyone will know you mean business.
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