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Adidas actually made beer and puke-resistant sneakers for Oktoberfest

September 12th, 2017 at 9:37 PM
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Fall is approaching which means the cherished festival of Oktoberfest will be kicking off in Germany in just a few days. The official event is mimicked around the globe, with beer lovers coming together to enjoy their favorite beverage and lots of laughs. Never one to miss out on a good opportunity for a pair of special edition kicks, Adidas is rolling out a reimagining of one of its classic designs in honor of the big brewfest, and they’re particularly well suited for the occasion.

The Adidas München “Made In Germany” shoes are a limited edition run crafted in the spirit of the great German drinking holiday. They feature lederhosen-inspired embroidery, red-and-white checkerboard lining to mimic the style of Oktoberfest tablecloths, and — this is the real kicker — a full grain leather upper which has been treated in a special “DPBR” coating. What is DPBR you may ask? It means “durable puke & beer repellent.” Yep, these are beer- and puke-proof kicks, which are really ideal when you’re at a massive gathering with a bunch of heavy drinkers.

These high-tech beauties aren’t exactly cheap, and retailed for a cool $200-$240, depending on the outlet, but the price might not really matter if you can’t actually hunt a pair down. At the moment, the shoes are rather hard to come by. 43einhalb Sneaker Store, which was one of the primary outlets to snag a pair, is now completely sold out. That said, there are a few smaller sneaker shops around the web that still have some in stock, depending on your size.

If you can snag a pair in time for the biggest drinking season of the year, you could always just seal your shoes in plastic wrap and accomplish the same thing.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.

Most recently, Mike served as Tech Editor at The Daily Dot, and has been featured in USA Today,, and countless other web and print outlets. His love of reporting is second only to his gaming addiction.

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