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All Of the Lights: Illuminating Sneaker Design’s Latest Trend

The Great White North is having a pop-culture moment (including sneakers), with multiple brands putting out Northern-Lights-inspired collections in time for NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto.

Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, are naturally-occurring “curtains” of light from East to West, in varying colors of green, blue, purple, and even red and pink, that can be seen in Canada’s Arctic.

But the Aurora Borealis, which isn’t unique to Canada, has been influencing sneaker designers for a minute. We’re taking a look at how Northern Lights have inspired footwear for the past year and a half, from performance kicks to casual sneakers.

Image: Under Armour

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