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Wearing Nike's SB Dunk 'Strawberry Cough': Weirdest sneaker of 2021?

After being delayed several times, one of Nike SB's most anticipated shoes finally dropped this year — and it was worth the wait.

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Nike’s Strawberry Cough sneakers were originally slated to drop in 2020, as part of its 4/20 lineup, but they were unexpectedly removed from the release calendar.

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Rumor has it the delay had to do with the coughing theme of the shoe, given that we were just at the beginning of the pandemic at the time and Nike didn’t want to come off as tone deaf.

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Thankfully for those of us who had been patiently waiting for the Straberry Coughs, Nike SB finally dropped them this past October for $110. And while they sold out in seconds, the resale market isn’t too bad right now, with prices starting at $245 depending on what size you need.

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Nike SB collaborated with artist Todd Bratrud on the design, which features textured red leather and hairy green suede that are designed to resemble the look and feel of actual strawberries and marijuana, respectively.

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So, were they worth the wait? Absolutely, because not only are the Strawberry Coughs one of the weirdest Nike SB Dunks ever, but they’re also one of the best ever. The details, from the eye-popping colors to the furry materials, are just amazing and make these a must-have pair for any sneakerhead.

Nike SB Dunk Strawberry Cough review on feet

The best part about it, now that they’re officially out, is you don’t have to pay around $10,000 for the Strawberry Cough SB Dunks — which is how much they were reselling for when there were rumors Nike was planning to fully cancel their launch. Phew, glad that didn’t happen.

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Edgar Alvarez Barajas / Input
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Edgar Alvarez Barajas / Input