Are They Worth $140 Though? Teyana Taylor Teams Up With Adidas To Design Shoe That Reps Harlem

January 2, 2013  |  

Teyana Taylor is a lot of things if you didn’t know. She’s a singer, she’s a dancer, an actor, a trend-setter, a G.O.O.D. music first lady, and a young lady born and raised in Harlem. On top of all that though, she can now say that she’s a shoe designer. Taylor teamed up with Adidas to help design a very funky shoe that would show love to her beloved place of birth, and she even named them the Harlem GLC, the latter part of the name stands for “Good Luck Charm.”

A proven sneakerhead (just follow her Instagram for proof), Taylor’s shoe just happens to be one of the most unconventional pair of kicks out there, as it has open lacing on the back (of all places), a reptilian texture that goes all around the shoe and some black accents for contrast to the bronze hue. According to Sole Collector, the shoes, which were originally supposed to be available for pre-order yesterday but were not, are actually going to be available on the Adidas website and in stores on February 16. The price you ask? $140. While I can appreciate her hustle, unless I’m going to be wearing this pair of shoes every day, at this stage in my life, I can’t do $140 sneakers. Hell, I don’t even think I want to pay $140 for most shoes out there on the market in general. But if you’ve got the money and you love the look of these Harlem GLCs, why not help a sista out in her first shoe endeavor and snatch up a pair?

All in all, I’m actually digging the design with all its clear references to luxurious high-fashion wear, but with a street edge. And while I’ll have to pass (I could have done maybe $50, but that’s because I’m cheap), what do you think about these kicks? Many celebrities are designing shoes these days, but we shall see if TT can have more success than most. Who needs to drop singles when you can sell fly sneakers?


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