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Because pop culture tie-ins are an adult sneaker thing now, Nike is releasing a line of shoes based on Netflix’s Stranger Things. Thankfully, they are a lot more tasteful than the announcement itself might have you believe.

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Rather than just releasing a bunch of sneakers based on characters (which admittedly would be hard for a show like this), Nike has instead decided to centre everything around two themes: Hawkins High, the school the kids all go to, and Independence Day 1985, a central focus of the show’s third season.

The Hawkins High line
The Hawkins High line

Every shoe is one of Nike’s 80s throwback models, and aside from the Cortez—which looks like a kid’s shoe in any size—they look fantastic, with the Hawkins Blazer a definite highlight.

The July 4 line
The July 4 line
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There’ll also be some apparel.

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The Hawkins line will be out on June 27, with the July 4 stuff coming on July 1.

Illustration for article titled Nike Is Making iStranger Things/i Sneakers

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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