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Damn, Look At These Super Nintendo Sneakers

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Just as there must be balance in life, so too must there be balance in sneaker concept posts on, a website that is occasionally about video games. We have had Adidas designs recently, so now we must share these very nice Jordans.


They’re the work of custom sneaker specialists Freaker Sneaks (via Nicekicks), and unlike the Zelda ones are actually real things that are going to go on sale (albeit to the tune of a handful of pairs, so haha you’re never getting them).

Illustration for article titled Damn, Look At These Super Nintendo Sneakers

Taking the Air Jordan 4, they pay tribute to the Super Nintendo, using the JP/PAL version’s colour scheme (the artist, Jonny Barry, is from the UK) rather than the purple found on American consoles.

The tongue patch is *kisses fingers like bad TV chef* but I love the buttons and d-pad on the back. Not so much for how they look, but for the fact he’s actually just ripped them out of an actual controller and stuck them there, so you can carry them around with you forever, like trinkets from a long-lost loved one.

The buttons can even be pressed.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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Tamales y Atole

Not purple enough for me.

And, technically, these would be Super Famicom, shouldn’t they?