Versace is Rumoured to Bring Back 90’s Apple Sneakers – Versace’s head sneaker designer Salehe Bembury posted a photo on Instagram Wednesday of a chunky white sneaker with a rainbow logo. Next to the “Versace” inscription, the graphic looks reminiscent of the original, iconic Apple emblem. The shot was simply captioned: “A wise man once said nothing at all.” Rumours have that Salehe wants to bring back the ultra-cool Apple sneakers, reworked in Versace’s image, of course.
Sneaker blogs immediately noted the shoe’s similarity to the extremely rare Apple sneakers, believed to have been made for the computer company’s employees in the late 1980s or early 1990s.
It’s unclear whether Versace will be creating the shoes for purchase, or if the photo was of a single prototype. Bembury declined to elaborate on his post, while Versace didn’t respond to Esquire’s requests for comment. Apple had no comment. But the mere idea of an Apple sneaker comeback had fashion followers and sneakerheads buzzing, with the photo racking up thousands of likes and comments.
The original Apple sneakers are covered in mystery. Two years ago, a size 9.5 pair were found at a garage sale in Palo Alto, California, just outside Apple’s Silicon Valley home. The shoes were brought to Heritage Auction, which listed them at a starting bid of $30,000.
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If Versace does produce Apple-inspired shoes, it won’t be Bembury’s first time creating a pop culture moment. The New York City-born designer worked with Kanye West at Yeezy before joining the Italian fashion house last year. His first Versace creation was the avant-garde Chain Reaction, a collaboration with rapper 2 Chainz.
Earlier this year Bembury told Hypebeast: “Donatella has given me the green light to create, so that is what I plan to do.”
Credits: Harper’s Bazaar
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