We Can’t Wait for Girl Scout Cookie-Inspired Shoes
K-Swiss partnered with Girl Scouts USA to drop Trefoils, Caramel deLites and Thin Mints sneakers.
Talk about some sweet kicks! K-Swiss recently partnered with Girl Scouts USA to release a colorful sneaker line inspired by some of the organization's most famous cookies. The collection, which is called Girl Scout x K-Swiss Court 66, features three distinct designs inspired by Trefoils, Caramel deLites/Samoas and Thin Mints. Each shoe boasts colors similar to the treats that influenced them.
The Trefoils-inspired shoes sport a tan soft suede material and are embossed with the cookie's signature design on the side. Additionally, the tongue and a portion of the heel of the shoe is blue, just like the blue box the shortbread cookies are sold in.
The Caramel deLites/Samoas-inspired shoes, on the other hand, are a burnt-orange hue with magenta laces to match the cookies’ box, while the Thin Mints-inspired shoes boast a mint green-colored suede material that features a brown tongue and heel as well as brown dots along the lining — a clear nod to the cookies’ chocolatey goodness.
What’s more? Each shoe has Girl Scouts branding at the heel, custom cookie pattern detailing and is sold in a special cookie-inspired shoe box with silver foil paper.
“At K-Swiss we believe that entrepreneurship is the new aspiration of young people, our target audience,” Barney Waters, President of K-Swiss, said in a press release. “The Girl Scout cookie program teaches important lessons of entrepreneurship early on, and so it was a program we wanted to support in a creative way.”
New shoe collection aside, the Girl Scouts have been very busy over the last several months. In January, Girl Scouts of the USA announced that cookie fans across the country would now be able to purchase the coveted sweet treats online, via Grubhub and at local stores in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Like other people running small businesses, Girl Scouts are growing their cookie sale online to connect to consumers who may be harder to reach during the pandemic, all while staying resilient and learning skills such as money management, goal setting and customer service,” Judith Batty, interim GSUSA CEO, said in a news release at the time. “We are excited to open virtual cookie booths beginning February 1 to customers who don’t know a Girl Scout so they can still support girls during this challenging time for all of us.”