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Yakiniku sneakers let you wear your love for meat on your feet

By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

Over the years, we’ve been able to dress our feet up in everything from Hello Kitty to Godzilla in Japan, but now there’s a pair of sneakers designed to appeal to yakiniku lovers.

Aptly called “Yakiniku Sneakers“, the new footwear has been created by Japanese brand Sangacio to commemorate Good Meat Day. This day falls on the 29th of every month, as the Japanese word for meat, niku, can be created with the numbers two (ni) and nine (ku) in Japanese.

The Yakiniku Sneakers will be released on November 29 in very limited numbers, as only 50 of them have been made. Made from cowhide, the kicks are adorned with niku, written in hiragana (にく), on the side of the shoe.


On the back, the left shoe has 毎日 (daily) embroidered in gold, while the right shoe displays the characters 焼肉, which read yakiniku. The simple white design allows the gold letters and embellishments to shine through, like sizzling meat glistening under the lights at a yakiniku joint.

The sneakers are designed for comfort, allowing you to run out for yakiniku with extra speed and turn the heads of every diner in the place while you’re there. Sangacio says they wanted the sneakers to be unique and playful, and something that yakiniku lovers would want to wear.

They’ve certainly achieved that, and with such a small number of shoes being sold, you can be certain that other yakiniku lovers who spy them on your feet will be drooling in envy.

The sneakers will be available exclusively from the Sangacio online store from Sunday until Dec 9, or until stocks last. Priced at 22,2929 yen, a number that contains a lot of twos and nines for niku, these shoes don’t come cheap.

Source: PR Times

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It’s not fashionable to eat meat anymore as it is too damaging to the environment and health...

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I see what you did there. 100% agree.

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These beautiful white shoes will get grimy really quickly if actually worn inside a typical yakiniku.

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expatToday 12:24 pm JST

Why not just put 馬 on the right and 鹿 on the left instead?

expat, you mean your other right and left, ne? But yeah, chotto 馬鹿.

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