Just when you thought your shoe game couldn’t get any more on point.
Nike, the shoe brand famous for it’s daring, but comfortable designs, has announced a new version of its infamous Benassi JDI Slides.
The newest version of the classic sandal is set to hit select Nike retailers soon, and will feature a fanny pack.
You heard correctly. The new Nike endeavour is not a slide and a fanny pack sold separately, but a slide and a fanny pack sold as one. The traditional sandal strap on Nike’s Benassi’s will be replaced with a fully functional affixed zippered pouch, with enough room to carry small items like keys and cash.
The slides are expected to drop in the coming weeks, and will be available in black, black/pink, and green/blue.
One thing is for sure, security at airports and concert venues are going to have a lot on their hands this summer with the release of multiple types of “storage clothing”.
Earlier this year at Coachella, Rihanna was spotted wearing a flask bracelet - a bracelet that has a removable jewel detail that when removed reveals a hole to fill the hollow bracelet with 3.5 ounces of liquid. Talk about multi-purpose fashion.
However, the invention of these types of clothing presents a problem - how do you police what type of clothes/shoes people can and can’t wear? And how can you be sure they aren’t carrying illegal or even dangerous items in them? While “storage clothing” can be fun, it also poses a potential risk.
Outside of the "Fanny Pack" Slides, Nike has been busy the last couple of months, with plenty of new releases for shoe lovers far and wide. Some of these included new versions of the company's most popular shoe, the Air Jordans, as well as new Huarache '91 Qs. Nike is also scheduled to release the Air Max 98 'Wolf Grey' on Friday June 15, which will include the multi-levelled wave aesthetic and full-length visible Air that the popular shoe had when it first launched 20 years ago.
In the meantime, will you be buying Nike’s new Benassi “Fanny Pack” Slides? And what will you be storing in them?