Nike may have issued the deciding word in the long standing debate about which city makes the best bagels in the world: the footwear company’s latest sneaker is out, and it’s an ode to the honey-dipped, dense, chewy bagel made in wood-burning ovens.
The beige, low-rise sneaker was released on Jan. 13 in Montreal—before the rest of the world could buy one. As far as we know, this is the first time anyone has immortalized the city’s most Jewish culinary invention in a shoe, right down to the sesame seeds.
The CJN’s resident sneakerhead Avi Finegold, from our sister show Bonjour Chai, braved the winter weather to see what all the excitement was about. He joins The CJN Daily to give a blessing to the next addition to his own shoe collection.
What we talked about:
- Read how Reebok goofed on designing a shoe in honour of Israel’s birthday in The CJN
- Read more about the Nike Montreal Bagel dunks shoe launch
- Melissa Lantsman also collects sneakers: Read what she wears on Parliament Hill in The CJN
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