EA Sports, It's Outside The Game

Welcome to 2016, an age in which Nike and EA Sports collaborate on an actual pair of FIFA series football boots (soccer cleats, Americans).

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Weirdest part is: in a world where crazy/garish boot design is now the norm in this sport, these are really good. The idea with the pixels on one side and a clear swoosh on the other is that the “boot highlights the progression from the 16-bit graphics of ‘94 to today’s high definition output.”

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Expect Konami to respond next year with an unbranded boot that feels better on the foot, but takes 15 minutes to put on and looks like garbage.

There’ll only be 1500 of these made, so don’t bother asking how much they cost.

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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 cosplay.kotaku.com.

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falloutfan3
spikeantestor

Are they really referred to (internationally?) as “boots?” I get the “Football” part of course, but I don’t see them being anything other than a shoe.