Nike Is Making Nintendo 64 Sneakers

An upcoming colourway of Nike’s Air Max 97 doesn’t make an official mention of the console - gotta keep those lawyers at arm’s length - but its inspiration is clear: this is a Nintendo 64 sneaker.

The colourway 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.

They’re releasing before the end of winter for around $230 in the U.S. - but Australians may have trouble sourcing them.

Older heads might remember that this isn’t the first time an Air Max shoe has dabbled with a Nintendo console; back in 2008 Nike released one based on the NES, and 11 years on it has aged very nicely.


    Seesh, not a fan of the colourway. Solid idea though

    NIKE have also very publicly released Playstation themed shoes (Paul George basketball shoes), so no surprise that they're not "officially" Nintendo themed.

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