How '90s Video Games Influenced Today's Style Trends

Monk Strap Shoes

Character: Sonic The Hedgehog
Video Game: Sonic The Hedgehog (1991)

Regardless of what your shoes say about you, Sonic's red racing stripe kicks have always meant that the blue guy is fast as hell. In fact, when you break the container emblazoned with their image, everything speeds up more and he barrels through the Green Hills Zone (or whatever stage) at cracked-out Tyrone BIggums levels. What keeps them on his feet? Nope, not laces—monk straps. Because when you're always on the go, who has time to tie knots? Sonic knows what's up. The sprezzatura is just the icing on the cake.

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