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NIKE SET TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION TRAINERS INSPIRED BY THE NINTENDO 64

NIKE SET TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION TRAINERS INSPIRED BY THE NINTENDO 64
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NIKE SET TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION TRAINERS INSPIRED BY THE NINTENDO 64


 

 

NIKE SET TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION TRAINERS INSPIRED BY THE NINTENDO 64

 

Nike are reportedly teaming up with Nintendo to release a new range of Air Max 97’s inspired by the Nintendo 64.

The shoes and the game console were released only months apart in the mid-90s, but it’s the first time that the two iconic creations have ever come together.

 

 

Photos of the purported range show how the grey on the shoe reflects the N64 controller, while the subtle flashes of green, blue, red and yellow is inspired by the Nintendo 64’s logo.

The inspired design extends to the tongue – which also features three black dots to represent the controller inputs, alongside a “POWER” and “RESET” button. The sole of the shoe, meanwhile, features a nod to the traditional ESRB rating system alongside a Nintendo-shaped Air Max logo on the heel.

While Nike is yet to officially confirm the inspiration, it is reported that the collection is set to arrive this summer.

Despite the enduring love for the N64, Nintendo bosses confirmed last year that the console definitely won’t be making a comeback.

The colour way (which appears to be drawing influence from the N64’s logo and controller) matched with the sneaker’s vintage might have been enough of a nod, but the shoe goes a bit further than that, adding a Nintendo-style “AIR MAX” logo at the heel, putting “POWER” and “RESET” buttons on the tongue and a modified ESRB logo on the insoles.

 

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