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The Story Behind International Red Sneakers Day

Dive in to discover the moving story behind this unique day.

The Story Behind International Red Sneakers Day
The Story Behind International Red Sneakers Day

Did you know that May 20th is celebrated as International Red Sneakers Day? There’s more to it than just showing off your stylish red shoes.

So what is International Red Sneakers Day?

International Red Sneakers Day, held on May 20th each year, is a movement dedicated to raising awareness about food allergies and the potential dangers they pose. Founded by the non-profit Red Sneakers for Oakley, the day honors a young boy named Oakley who loved red sneakers and also suffered from the aforementioned condition.

The main goal of International Red Sneakers Day is to educate the public about the seriousness of food allergies. Many people may not be aware of how severe allergic reactions can be, and this day serves as a way to shed light on this issue.

Participation is a simple yet powerful way to show solidarity with those living with the condition. Wearing red sneakers (or any red clothing) on May 20th creates a visible community and opens doors for conversations about food allergies.

International Red Sneakers Day is also a day to pay tribute to Oakley. His story serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges faced by people with food allergies. The movement has grown into a global phenomenon, encouraging participation from individuals, schools, workplaces, and communities all over the world.

If you’d like to get involved, you can wear red on May 20th, share information about food allergies on social media, or even organize your own Red Sneakers Day event. By working together, International Red Sneakers Day strives to create a world where everyone with food allergies feels safe and supported.

To make things easier as we at SNKRDUNK Magazine always like to do, we have a curated a list of red sneakers you can cop to rock on International Red Sneakers Day and represent a worthy and inspirational movement.

1. Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG “Lost & Found/Chicago”
Style Code: DZ5485-612

2. Nike WMNS Zoom Vomero 5 “Mystic Red and Platinum”
Style Code: FN7778-600

3. Sporty & Rich × adidas Originals Samba OG “White/Burgundy”
Style Code: IF5660

4. ONE PIECE × Puma Suede Buggy “For All Time Red/Ultra Blue”
Style Code: 396520-01

5. Salomon XT-6 “10Y”
Style Code: L47113700

6. Red Spider × Asics Gel-Lyte 3 “Red/Black”
Style Code: 1201a854-001

7. Aimé Leon Dore × New Balance 650R “Red”
Style Code: BB650RE1

8. Supreme × Vans Monogram S Logo Skate ERA “Red”
Style Code: VN0A5KRV5XS

9. Maison Margiela × Reebok Classic Leather Tabi “Vector Red”
Style Code: H04866

10. Converse All Star Hi “Radiant Red”
Style Code: 31311851

11. Nike Air Jordan 3 Retro OG “Fire Red” (2022)
Style Code: DN3707-160

12. Alwayth × adidas Originals Samba OG “College Burgundy/Aurora Black/Matte Gold”
Style Code: IH5187

13. KITH × New Balance 1700 Toronto “Rococco Red”
Style Code: KITH-NB-1700-RR

14. Salomon XT-4 OG “Red”
Style Code: L47024200

15. Nike Dunk Low SP “White and University Red”
Style Code: CU1727-100

Image Credit: GQ

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