Look At These Pikachu Air Jordans

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For his walk down the yellow carpet at the Detective Pikachu premiere earlier today, Hollywood director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island, Metal Gear) skipped the whole nice suit thing and instead went for this amazing pair of custom Pikachu-themed AJ1s.

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Vogt-Roberts worked with Stomping Ground Customs to design and build the shoes, which feature a huge Pikachu tail running down the sides and a cel-shaded paintjob across the whole upper.

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Custom sneakers are usually expensive enough as it is, but these are built on a pair of Off-White AJ1s, making them even more $$$$.

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A big part of me knows I could never pull these off, but an even bigger part wants them badly anyway.

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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