Wingstop Releases New Lemon Pepper-Inspired Nikes: How To Win The Shoes


Fashion is all about expressing yourself, so what better way to express your love for the Wingstop Lemon Pepper Wings than with a pair of custom Shoe Surgeon sneakers inspired by the fan-favorite flavor.

The fast-casual chain unveiled the “edgy fashion drop,” officially dubbed Lemon Pepper 1’s, with a limited-edition co-branded sneaker giveaway on social media. These one-of-a-kind shoes feature smooth forest green leather in a nod to Wingstop’s signature colorway with ranch-inspired cream suede. The tongue of the shoe even includes a lemon pepper seasoning packet.

“Wingstop has entered the sneaker game to give some fans the Lemon Pepper 1s they’ve been craving,” Marisa Carona, Wingstop’s chief growth officer, said in a statement to Thrillist. “This drop echoes the tried-and-true Wingstop flavor used in over 1,700 restaurants around the world, and just like our made-to-order meals, these shoes are handcrafted to perfection, leaving sneakerheads like me , hungry for more.”

So how exactly do you score sick kicks? You can win a pair by signing up to Wingstop’s fan club, The Club, and replying or commenting on social posts – across the brand’s various platforms, including Twitter, Instagram and TikTok – with the hashtag #LemonPepper1s.

“Growing up in a family of chefs, chicken wings were actually one of my favorite dishes to make,” Dominic Ciambrone, founder of Shoe Surgeon, told Thrillist. “It was a fun project to play around with textures and materials to mimic that to bring the Lemon Pepper 1s to life.”


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