The Official Metal Gear Solid Boots Are Kind Of So-So

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Japanese fashion brand Super Groupies is collaborating with Konami for a series of Metal Gear Solid themed items. Let’s have a look!

Above and below, you can see the Foxhound labeled boots, with the gray color inspired by Solid Snake’s Sneaking Suit. The made-to-order boots are 19,800 yen ($190) and are reminiscent of Super Groupies’ far fancier Roxas Kingdom Hearts II boots.

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They are...subtle. Maybe too subtle? A few more easter eggs in the design might’ve made them cooler. The other Metal Gear Solid gear from Super Groupies is way better. Like?

This backpack, for instance.

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Or this watch. It’s inspired by the Codec screen.

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And just look at the cool box it comes in.

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Pre-orders for the Metal Gear Solid items start this week, with the goods shipping next spring.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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If I’m gonna spend $200 on a pair of boots, that’s getting into more-information territory. The site gives you zero information. It’s got a Vibram Lug outsole, that’s an easy call. But is it Goodyear welted? Is the foot bed leather? Is the heel stacked leather or pressboard? Does it come with a free Karen haircut like the very untactical model they’ve used? Two-hundred dollars is fairly cheap for a pair of boots, but I still like to know what I’m getting into.