With the holiday shopping season officially kicking off, now you can splurge to get Ruby or Chestnut a gift they’ll cherish forever: popular sneaker versions that fit horses’ hooves.
Horse Kicks, a retailer of horse sneakers, reuses branded footwear for equines. You can order a pair of horse-friendly shoes from horsekickslex.com.
But since a single shoe starts at $1,200 (about £1,070, AU$1,916), it will cost you to get your horse ready for fashion racing. A portion of the sales will be donated to an event called Sneaker Ball Lex, which gives back to local minority organizations.
The kicks are made by Marcus Floyd, a shoe artist based in Lexington, Kentucky. On his Instagram account, @infinitekustomz, Floyd posted several images of full-size sneakers alongside horse ones. “These are wearable works of art designed on a medical horse boot and covered in repurposed sneakers,” Floyd wrote. He also listed the shoes in the images: the Court Purple Jordan 1, the New Balance 650 and the Yeezy Boost 350. These appear to be the shoes from Horse Kicks’ debut collection, which will be donated and auctioned at Sneaker Ball Lex.
“One of the craziest collabs yet for me,” Floyd wrote. “It was an awesome process trying to figure out what a horse sneaker would look like while using as much of the ‘REAL’ shoe as possible.”
Horse Kicks has posted a video on their TikTok account so far, and it’s glorious. A horse dramatically drops a white, blue and black Nike sneaker to the ground. Then more horse-ready shoes, which really look like compact versions of Yeezys and New Balance, flash onscreen. You work this unique sneaker, Stella. I haven’t watched it once without laughing.
♬ original sound – Horse Kicks
Either way, the horseback sneakers are already a hit on social media, with people cracking jokes. “No, these stallions are about to be boujee crazy now,” one commenter wrote on an Instagram post about Horse Kicks by Complex. “Imagine a horse rolling over you with a better set of shoes than you,” wrote another. Shoes are fun, but if you don’t have a wad of cash to lay on your horse for the holidays, something tells me he might be fine with a bag of carrots.