Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Katz's Deli Kicks

Our old-school survivors do what they must to stay alive in the new New York. To that end, there is now a custom Nike sneaker designed around a Katz's Delicatessen theme.

The one-of-a-kind sneakers have been laser etched by an outfit called Absolelute, and feature images of Katz's, along with a fork and spoon motif. The famous Katz's ticket is reproduced inside. (See more at Nicekicks.)

They can't be purchased, however. You have to enter to win them by going to The Space, a new pop-up gallery next to Katz's, and taking a photo of them, which you then post at the places where such photos are posted (Twitter or Instagram), and include one of two notations, either @thespaceatkatzs or #katzs125.

I seriously doubt I could pull off this look, but I am tempted to enter. In addition, the sneakers come in a special wooden box filled with sawdust and salami.

Katz's Delicatessen's Absolelute Experience from absolelute on Vimeo.


ShatteredMonocle said...

I assume this is related: a friend of mine who designs for Nike/Converse painted this recently

Anonymous said...

I spoke to a representative of Katz' a few years ago and she said they had considered little sandwiches to sell in Duane Reade, under the Katz' name. This would be pretty sad, but she did mention most likely it wouldn't be done but they had been approached by all these franchises to do so.

I hope they stay grounded there for histories' sake, but we are in America where the almighty (and soon to not be) dollar rules still.