Not a Joke: Nike Is Releasing Sneakers Inspired By a Dessert

Allyson Payer
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When you think of sneakers, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn't cookies (unless wearing sneakers to exercise can justify consuming cookies, but we get that that's a stretch). But it seems that Nike had desserts on the brain when they thought up their just-announced summer sneaker launch: the Flyknit Racer Macaron Collection. No, your eyes don't deceive you—Nike designed sneakers based on the pretty little French cookies that we all love to eat (and bloggers love to Instagram). But not to worry— there are no macaron-shaped embellishments on these sneakers. They're simply inspired by the pretty pastel hues that the treats are famous for. 

We were admittedly initially skeptical when we heard the name of the collection, but were pleasantly surprised to see that these are some of the coolest Nikes around right now and are just what our summer shoe collection needs. The breathable sock-like sneakers come in four macaron-inspired shades: strawberry, blueberry, pistachio and lavender and ring in at $150 each. The bad news is that you'll have to wait until May 19 at 10:00 EDT to order these sneakers (mark your calendars), but they're undoubtedly worth the wait. 

We leave you with this quote from Nike: "In a traditional macaron it's the egg whites that get beat, and in the new Flyknit Racer Macaron Collection it's everyone you're running against." 

Check out the Nike Flyknit Racer Macaron Collection and shop the Flyknit Racers that are available on their site now, below!

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