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Nike Is Making Official Spongebob Squarepants Sneakers [Update]

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While some of Nike’s recent pop-culture tie-ins have merely been inspired by something, this upcoming line of Kyries is a full and officially licensed collaboration between the athletics company and...Spongebob Squarepants. [Update: now with official product images]

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If that seems like an odd partnership, it’s actually a fairly predictable fit for Walking Galaxy Brain Meme Kyrie Irving’s signature shoe line, which over the last couple of years has teamed up with everything from Krispy Kremes to Friends.

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There are five shoes in total, one each based on Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Sandy Cheeks. No word on a release date, but Kyries normally retail for around $130. [UPDATE: They’ll be out on August 1o].

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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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nastypitching
NastyPitching

Sigh

I like these sort of collabs but it’s always such an inconvenience to get them for MSRP because of resellers. The teal color looks so good.