Weird wide web: Metre-long sne

Rapper Tommy Cash wearing his rather oversized sneakers. Image via Instagram @tommycashworld

Weird wide web: Metre-long sneakers and other crazy internet trends

Here are some of the more bizarre internet trends of late, from social-distancing sneakers to TikTok’s obsession with lip plumping.

Weird wide web: Metre-long sne

Rapper Tommy Cash wearing his rather oversized sneakers. Image via Instagram @tommycashworld

Here’s a roundup of five of the oddest topics the wacky creators behind some altogether questionable internet trends have gifted us with lately.

Think you’ve seen it all? Nope. Check out these super-sized sneakers, the latest TikTok lip craze, how to “wax” a full house and more.

Internet trend no 1: Adidas’s social-distancing sneaker

Estonian rapper Tommy Cash has collaborated with Adidas to create some the world’s longest sneakers. In an Instagram post this past week, he revealed the idea was proposed to the German sportswear brand five months ago. was turned down.

Adidas was initially not keen but it seems the brand’s bosses gave the idea their attention after all.

The elongated sneaker is far from ordinary. It’s the ultimate social-distancing shoe, and its extreme length means lots of laces and leather went into making it.

Internet trend no 2: Cinnamon lips

Big, impossibly plumped lips have been a trend in recent years. However, not everyone who fancies the look wants to go under the knife or drop cash on fillers. Over the years, a number of alternative hacks have trended for fuller lips, from lip-plumping lip gloss to suction cups.

TikTok recently revived a great past hack. Cinnamon. If you are not allergic, the spice will safely induce swelling; combined with an oil it moisturises lips too. TikToker Brittany Miller demonstrates below. 

Bearded men… without their beards

The #nobeardfilter challenge, on the other hand, saw bearded people surprise their family and friends by using a Snapchat filter to make their beard virtually “disappear”. The fun in it is the other person’s reaction after seeing the “shaved off” beard.

Though it originated in Snapchat, the challenge went viral on TikTok. Users downloading their Snapchat videos from the app and re-uploading them onto TikTok to join the viral frenzy.

Internet trend no 4: Steakhouse ‘waxes’ a full house

Madame Tussauds celebrity wax figures found a temporary new home at a New York steakhouse to fill some of the seats that had to remain empty because of COVID-19 protocols.

Restaurant vice-president Daniel Turtel told HuffPost that owner Peter Luger thought it would be an interesting way to maintain a “full house”. The celebrity wax figures seen dining at Peter Luger’s Steakhouse included those of comedian Jimmy Fallon, actress Aubrey Hepburn and former New York pro footballer Michael Strahan.

And finally, the world’s dumbest tattoo

Leah Holland took two years to decide what she wanted for a tattoo, not knowing the pandemic would discredit her chosen design within just days of flaunting it.

In a viral TikTok video, Holland said her tattoo was meant to reinforce being true to yourself. It reads: “Courageously and radically refuse to wear a mask” — wrongfully paints her as an anti-masker.

Watch her TikTok video about how her tattoo flopped because of bad timing. 


#stitch with @hannanicbic I could NOT have had worse timing. #fyp #foryoupage #tattoo #worsttattoo #winner P.S. I’m not anti-mask I promise 🤦🏻‍♀️

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