- Adidas claims the new trainers will repel any spilled beer or misplaced vomit
- The annual Oktoberfest in Munich attracts thousands of visitors to the event
- Fans of Oktoberfest will be pleased the trainers will match their lederhosen
- Oktoberfest starts in Munich on September 16 and continues until October 4
Adidas has launched a special pair of beer and vomit-proof trainers which are sure to go down well with fans of the upcoming Oktoberfest.
German shoe company Adidas launched the new shoes just in time for the world’s most famous beer festival, which will kick off on September 16 in the Bavarian capital of Munich.
And while many Bavarian men dress up in rugged lederhosen, while women show off their cleavage in dirndls, not many locals opt for historic ‘Haferlschuhs’, the traditional Bavarian footwear, as they deem normal trainers more comfortable to dance in on the long tables in the beer tents.
Adidas has created a special pair of trainers for Oktoberfest which are beer and vomit proof
The special €200 trainers have been released just in time for this year’s historic festival
As well as the special footwear, anyone buying the shoes will receive a free 1 litre beer glass
Adidas therefore wanted to give Oktoberfest festivalgoers an alternative which fits better with a traditional outfit and is also resistant to the tons of spilled beer and vomiting tourists found on the festival grounds.
The limited edition Oktoberfest shoes are made from fine leather with ‘DPBR’ coating, a new Adidas abbreviation for ‘durable puke and beer repellent.’
They have a rich embroidery that will match similar designs found on lederhosen. The brown colours of the shoes go well with the traditional Bavarian leather breeches.
On the inside they have red and white checked tablecloth lining for what the firm calls a ‘special Alpine flavour’, as they also match the checked shirts traditionally worn by men under their lederhosen.
The word ‘prost’ (‘cheers’) printed on the shoes makes for a nice final touch.
The shoes can be bought in Germany for €200, or ordered on the British Adidas website for £159.95.
They come with a special edition 1L beer mug called ‘mass’ in which beer is traditionally served at the Oktoberfest.
The Oktoberfest will be held from September 16 to October 4 this year.