Nike made a Toronto-themed sneaker called The 6

Nike made a Toronto-themed sneaker called The 6

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As if our egos weren’t swollen enough already, Nike has just released a cool new edition of its classic Air Max 1 that pays tribute to Toronto. Dubbed The 6, the minimalist sneaker was designed by a Canadian, and includes all sorts of practical new features northerners will appreciate, like rubberized outsoles and military-grade leathers to protect against harsh elements. Why do we deserve such a high honour from the sneaker gods? In Nike’s own words: “Recently, the city of Toronto has earned pop-culture accolades, thanks to a cultural renaissance that spans sport, music and entertainment.” (This guy might have something to do with it.) The shoe will be available December 6 at Nike.com and select Toronto boutiques including Lost and Found, Community 54, Nomad and Capsule Footwear.

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The sock liners were inspired by the Northern Lights, and also show an outline of the CN Tower.

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If it wasn’t obvious before, the nickname is definitely a permanent one.

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The heel shows a compass pointing north. You know, because #WeTheNorth.