Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

You can start your own LEGO trainer collection

Barbed wire dipped in acid. Irate fire ants. Shattered glass coated in salt. LEGO bricks. All materials you wouldn't want your shoes to be made from.

But fear not - you're not supposed to wear the creations of Tom Yoo. A master builder and self-confessed sneakerhead, Yoo's range of brick court shoes first caught the attention of the internet's shoe obsessives earlier this year when his Air Jordans surfaced.

Originally just one-off creations, Yoo's use of LEGO bricks to create classic silhouettes had many asking for instructions, or the option to buy his own creation - and finally, Yoo has relented.

In festive spirit, he's selling a set of his own models (fully glued to ensure they don't come apart in transit) with prices starting at £1,344. Ten per cent of all sales will be donated to the Downtown Women’s Center and the Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles.

Take note - you'll only receive one shoe, as Yoo doesn't create matching pairs. You'll have to rely on your own building skills to make the opposite trainer.



This LEGO Star Wars photography series is superb


50 best apps of 2015


Famous logos in LEGO are a thing of beauty


Brilliant LEGO Glastonbury


Lego has finally found a solution for the worst thing about Lego


20 things you never knew you could do with Google



The 20 best independent trainer shops in the UK

Here's where you're buying your next pair of kicks

by Chris Sayer
10 Jul 2017

10 slides to keep your feet cool this summer

It's toe-time

by Gary Ogden
27 Apr 2017

Dr. Martens collaborate with Supreme for Spring collection

What are we saying about this lot then?

by Matt Tate
07 Apr 2017

Adidas has announced its first 3D-printed trainer for mass production

Wear the future on your feet

by Gary Ogden
07 Apr 2017

Are the new Yeezys just Reebok Classics with an adidas logo?

Kanye the innovator

by Matt Tate
23 Mar 2017

These LEGO self-lacing trainers will make tying your shoes a joy

Who needs Nike’s self-lacing sneakers, anyway?

by Gary Ogden
14 Feb 2017

Trainer of the day: Saucony Liberty

America isn't ALL bad

by Jamie Carson
12 Jan 2017

These new Air Jordan Super Nintendos are seriously next level

Trainers that push all the right buttons

by James Bird
05 Jan 2017

Running shoes that'll help you survive the January freeze

Christmas is over, time to get fit

04 Jan 2017

Furry Le Coq Sportif trainers look better than they sound

The French sports brand adds a calfskin heel to its classic Omega runner shape

by Jamie Carson
13 Dec 2016