NEW YORK (PIX11) — Has Nike just settled the Great Bagel Debate?
Forget New York and New Jersey, Nike just unveiled Montreal bagel-themed sneakers. The Dunk Lows — available on Jan. 17, two days after America celebrates National Bagel Day, feature a sesame seed design.
“You know the saying: The sweeter the bagel, the sweeter the Dunk,” Nike wrote in the shoe description. “Bringing fresh-baked style to the streets, this delicacy of a design rings you in with carb-lover colors, plus a pinch of Montreal blue for an extra shout-out to the city from la belle province. Garnished with sesame seed graphics and finished with a gum-colored sole, it’s satisfyingly easy to style—’cause everything goes better on top of a bagel.”
The sneakers drop at 10 a.m. on Jan. 17. A pair costs $120.
New Jersey’s official Twitter account chimed in on the sneakers. Their tweet shows a pair hovering over a garbage can.
“‘Montreal’ is a weird way to spell ‘New Jersey,’ since NJ is the uncontested Bagel Capital of the World,” NJGov tweeted. “Guess we’ll just have to dunk these right in the garbage until they get that typo fixed…”
Back in 2019, a photo of a vertically sliced bagel sparked outrage in New York. Sen. Chuck Schumer, police and local council members weighed in on #BagelGate.