Everyone who knows anything about The Simpsons knows that Ned Flanders always has big drip. Whether it is his stupid sexy skintight suit that shows off all his, ahem, assets or his classic cozy sweater, the man loves to set a fashion trend. One Ned Flanders look from the earlier days of The Simpsons that doesn’t get much love is his red and white tracksuit complete with Assassins, a sneaker with Velcro straps, a water pump, and more. They were certainly giving early ‘90s fly in the vein of Will from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Now, fans of The Simpsons can own those Ned Flanders Assassin sneakers that Homer couldn’t wait to splurge on.
As reported by Hypebeast, independent label RETRO clothing is selling this sneaker, which was actually inspired by Bo Jackson’s Nike Trainer SC. In The Simpsons universe, we saw Ned Flanders rocking the Assassin sneakers before Homer copped a pair. Sadly, Homer’s didn’t last because Santa’s Little Helper destroyed them. That’s life with a dog, I suppose.
While we don’t imagine that these shoes have water pumps, we do know that they retail for $180 and feature Homer Simpson’s name across the heel.
Sadly, the pre-orders are already sold out, but hopefully, there will be a regular release date coming soon. Prepare to be stupid… fly Simpsons style with your new Assassins sneakers.