words // Zack Schlemmer

Continuing the year of collabs on the Reebok Instapump Fury is Sneaker Politics with their unique "Rougarou" edition of the iconic runner. The Louisiana sneaker retailers add a cajun twist to the Fury, inspired by the Legend of the Rougarou. We'll let them tell the story:

The Legend of the Rougarou that has invariably haunted previous generations of southern Louisiana locals practicing cultural Catholicism & living within the swampy coastal region has finally been proven that, in fact, the beast is among us. According to stories originating from the first French Settlers in our region, the Rougarou has patrolled our wetlands with the most evil of intentions to hunt and kill Catholics not willing to follow the strict rules of a six week religious period known as Lent. This six week sacrificial period is observed starting on Ash Wednesday & ends on Easter Sunday. During this years peak of Lent, which is happening now, the nightmarish creature is destined to live up to it's dark & terrifying legend of hunting for blood... and blood only.

Eternal rumors of a transorfmation from the body of a cursed Cajun man into a horrific blood thirsty were-wolf are suddenly altered as the Rougarou has now taken shape as an Instapump Fury that can be captured on April 11th, 2014 exclusively at any of our three locations hailing in South Louisiana.

The Rougarou Fury features a menacing werewolf fur upper with black pump bladder and accents in green and blood red, completed with special "Politics x Rougarou" graphic insoles for perhaps the most creative collab of the shoe we've seen yet. Pairs drop exclusively at Sneaker Politics in-store this Friday, April 11th with remaining pairs available online at 1 PM.