1. RIP Adidas Ultra Boost
I would like to first start off with a heartfelt eulogy to the Adidas Ultra Boost. The Adidas Ultra Boost was a great sneaker. He touched all our hearts and souls with his cushioned boost sole goodness and soft mesh upper. Whether caged or uncaged, we all loved you Ultra Boost, and we will never forget the day that Jack the Ripper took you away from us at such a young age.
That's right, the Ultra Boost is dead. Jack killed him. He's gone, forever. His only last will and testament was to be turned into beautiful Hender-Scheme-inspired vegtan leather for his journey across the river Styx. Let the photos below of Jack's collab with 403k films (photos by 403k Films) serve as the sole evidence of this crime.
However, the Ultra Boost was not alone, and therefore, let us not forget the other tragic victims of Jack's madness this year...
2. In Memoriam: Air Jordan 1 "Royal Blue"
There is nary a more absolute way to meet one's demise than to have one's leather and canvas uppers eviscerated and replaced with blue faux-crocskin and torn denim. What was one of the longest-lived sneakers in history met its demise in 2016 at Jack's hand at the age of 36. Such a tragedy.
3. In Loving Memory: The Air Jordan 11
What was once a beautiful and promising sneaker with still so much life ahead of him has been so thoroughly destroyed that the coroner could not even recognize him. With faux-crocskin, metallic bronze, and electric green, the only thing left is a monument to Jack's madness.
Follow Jack on Instagram at @j.theripper for a window into his madness and maybe the chance to help cause 2016s next sneaker fatality if you're into that.