clints raptors toronto

This UK brand is calling their newest sneakers a Toronto Raptors tribute

UK-based sneaker label Clints have tried its hand at paying homage to the Toronto Raptors' inaugural purple home jersey. Unfortunately, Clints paid homage to the current Raptors as just like this year's roster, they’re taking an L.

Clints prides itself on being an experimental sneaker company that showcases colourways from cultures around the world. Their shoes have been deemed progressive within the UK market, and take on a similar advertising approach. 

Their Instagram is private, and their website is under lock and key. 

No, literally. To enter their website, you need to type in your email which invites you to enter the site whenever they have a drop. 

clints raptors toronto

Previous colourways and sneaker silhouettes have done a good job of capturing the local cultural essence. Unfortunately, their TRL 2.0 “Raptors” colourway is a dire miss. 

The Toronto Raptors debuted their home purple uniforms when they played their first game in ‘95. Fans immediately likened the colorway to the dinosaur that previously had local hearts, hoping that they wouldn’t play as cute and cuddly as Barney looked.

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