The holiday season is fast upon us and here at Beer Notes, we are looking at gift options for the craft beer lover in your life.  This week’s edition will focus on the wildest option, shoes.

Did you know that you can get limited release sneaks for your craft beer aficionado?  Both Merrell and Adidas are targeting craft beer lovers with themed shoes. 

Merrell started making boots for hiking.  They have since become a staple outdoor brand, making not only boots, but waterproof hiking gear, clothing and more.  Combining their outdoor ethic with an environmental one made the partnership with Dogfish the perfect collaboration.  A running shoe with a sustainability ethos:  the equivalent of two recycled water bottles in the upper, 10% algae in the mid-sole and 10% recycled materials in the outsole.  Combine that with style in bright green – reflecting Dogfish Head’s most thirst quenching and best selling Sea Quench Ale can design and you get the Merrell Synthesis X Dogfish trail runner shoe designed for both men and women.   If you are a fan of green, love being the “off-centered” person Dogfish Head targets,and like a shark logo on the side of your shoe these are for you.  You can feel good about this gift because the purchase of these shoes will ultimately contribute to a $10,000 donation to the Conservation Alliance.  If you don’t want the shoe, but like the idea, Merrell is also selling a can opener with the same green Sea Quench Ale can design on it.

If green isn’t your thing but you still want a cool beer themed shoe, look to Adidas for their limited edition Munchen Oktoberfest Originals for 2019.  They have a full leather upper inspired by the traditional German Oktoberfest garb, lederhosen.  The colors are reminiscent of  rich stouts and ales.  The heel has a pretzel pattern and instead of the traditional branding, the shoe has the German “prost” embossed in gold on the side. The shoe is waterproof so spilling your beer isn’t a problem.



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