Johnny Barry’s Freaker Sneaks, who earlier this year did a custom run of Jordan IV’s in a SNES colourway, are back with a handful of very expensive NES Jordans.


They cost $1250 a pair, and in addition to the NES colour scheme they’ve also got some extra features like Mario labels, a cartridge-shaped Jordan tag and, on the back, pressable D-pad and buttons salvaged from actual NES controllers.

If something purpler is your thing, I missed these NBA Jam ones, which also have SNES buttons at the back but are a bit more subtle.

I’m not as sold on the colours here as I was the SNES ones (I think Nike’s actual NES Air Maxs did a better job with the console’s colour scheme and imagery), but then, I appreciate that the NES is more appropriate inspiration for a shoe originally released in 1989.


As for that price, well, Barry is taking expensive sneakers then doing some extensive customisation work on a very small run of shoes. It’s not that bad considering the resell prices people pay for shoes that aren’t customised to suit their particular niche.


via Go Nintendo

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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