What if Ted, the crude but lovable teddy bear friend of Mark Wahlberg, were a sneakerhead?
That is the question Bait, the style-driven skate, boarding, footwear and lifestyle store, asked before creating the furry answer. Teaming up with the film Ted 2 and Reebok Classics, a special sneaker will be released via raffle prior to the upcoming Universal Pictures holiday sale of Ted 2 DVD/Blu-Rays.
Bait was responsible for going to the drawing board and putting together a totally crazy, stylistically unique and one-of-a-kind version of the Reebok Instapump – equip with teddy bear fur. edgy plushed out version of the Reebok Instapump Fury. Composed mostly in Ted’s own material makeup,
The classic sherling material (think cozy stuffed animal fur) forms most of the upper, with a suede toe-wrap up front. Bait said on their blog, “Ted’s good side is featured on the heel with a smile, along with leather heel and tongue pull straps. The sockliner features Ted in his joyful state, dubbing this design the ‘Happy Ted.’”
To celebrate the Ted 2 x Bait x Reebok launch, Bait is also putting together a small capsule featuring apparel and collectibles.
The shoe, apparel, and collectibles release jumps off November 14. Sneakerheads can either go online or join the raffle in store, at one of Bait’s seven California or Washington locations. The Ted 2-inspired kicks will come in sizes 3-13 for $170 retail.
–Photos Courtesy of Bait