A Nike shoe designed for skateboarders and inspired by Louisiana mudbugs is generating some major buzz. It's called the "Crawfish Shoe" and an employee at Rukus Board Shop in Baton Rouge worked with Nike to design the shoe.
19-year-old Hunter Hulin says their Nike rep gave them the opportunity to customize a shoe about a year and a half ago.
"And we just went for it and came up with a story and an idea that not only represented our store but represented our state," said Hulin. "Nike was really excited about it and made it happen for us."
Hulin says people lined up outside the store a day before the shoe was released last Saturday and shelves were cleared throughout the state that day.
The $105 Crawfish shoe will be available to the world on Saturday.
Hulin says the shoe is red with maroon speckled suede to represent the crawfish.
"And on the back heel is quilted yellow leather which represents the corn," said Hulin. "There is a newspaper print on the mid-panel and on every shoe that newspaper print is different so no two shoes are the same."
Hulin says the hype surrounding the crawfish shoe has been totally insane.
"Between the three shops in Lafayette and Mandeville and here we're completely sold out but we're trying to get more," said Hulin. "But the phones have been ringing off the hook cause everyone wants to be first in line for that next shipment."