Last night, Ron Funches was on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote his new show, Chopped 420. While on the show, Corden asked Funches about his white and lime green sneakers. And it turns out, there’s a pretty neat story behind them.
Fans of Funches’ stand-up knows that his son, who turns 18 this week, has Autism. Well, for Autism Acceptance Month, PUMA and Foot Locker collaborated to create a special sneaker for Funches, as a tribute to his son. The back of the shoe even has a piece from the same kind of noise canceling headphones that his son always wears. Unfortunately, these do seem to be one of a kind. So it doesn’t look like you can run out and buy your own pair quite yet.
We would love to see every comedian rocking their own specially designed shoes someday!