Cajun Kicks: College Student Designs Crawfish Nike Shoes

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WGNO) - Here's something you probably thought you'd never see...

An LSU business student designed Louisiana-themed Nike shoes.

So far...sales are hotter than a crawfish boil.

19-year old, Hunter Hulin created the crawfish kicks.  He approached Nike with his idea, and they collaborated and the crawfish shoes were born.

The shoes are basketball-inspired Nike SB Dunk Low shoes.

"What I'm most excited about is that they are wearable.  They aren't cheesy, corny, or gaudy.  It's something that really represents the South,"  Hulin said.

The shoes are selling for $105, but a few weeks ago they went on sale at Rukus Board Shop in Baton Rouge where Hulin works.  They sold them at Rukus with special packaging and extra goodies for $170 and sold out.

"We sold 550 shoes on the first day,"  he said.

Hulin didn't get paid from Nike for coming up with the design for the shoes.

"It's more of a recognition thing for our shop and for the State of Louisiana.  Nike has been designing shoes for L.A. and New York for many years, so it means a lot to have these shoes now,"  Hulin said.

The crawfish shoes are currently being sold at Nike skateboard retailer shops and on Nike's website.

Only 5,500 of these shoes will be sold in the United States, and another 4,000 worldwide.