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Adidas’ State-Inspired Shoe Leaves Louisiana Wanting More [PHOTO]

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The elements are there, but the shoe lacks the pizzazz that we were hoping for.

How cool would it be to have a shoe that represents your state? Every where you walk, people would see where your roots lie just by looking at your feet. It’s almost poetic.

That’s what Adidas set out to do recently.

Teaming up with Refinery29, the popular shoe company enlisted the help of several female artists to design shoes inspired by each of our 50 states. These 12 women painted and decorated Adidas’ Ultraboot X sneakers and then auctioned them off online to raise money for Women Win. The charity is dedicated to advancing women’s leadership.

Let me ask this question first… What you would put on a shoe designed for Louisiana? I’d do LSU tiger eyes, a king cake rim where you foot goes in, maybe beads for laces and a few other iconic things.

Here’s what they came up with:

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I’m not trying to bash their concept whatsoever. They certainly have the right elements. Mardi gras masks, LSU colors and more. It’s like a Louisiana starter pack. However, what lacks here is the wow, in-your-face party that is Louisiana. And not a single crawfish to be found.

When you look at other designs, Georgia looks like an actual peach, New Jersey has a slice of pizza added to it, and Kentucky looks like a scene straight out of the derby.

Heck, we would have settled for just one huge gator!

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