In 1983, the introduction of the Nintendo Entertainment System revitalized the gaming industry and changed its outlook forever. IGN’s #1 ranked gaming console of all-time returned to headlines last holiday season, when a mini version hit retail and became one of the year’s hottest Christmas gifts. Continuing to inspire, the styling of the NES has even crossed over into sneakers, as Freaker Sneaks has released a limited edition “Nintendo” Air Jordan 4 bearing the system’s details.
The shoes not only inherit NES colors, but feature Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt tongue patches, a Jumpman game cartridge hang tag and pressable controller buttons on the heels. Ten pairs in total were produced.
If the concept seems familar, Freaker Sneaks unveiled a similar “Playstation” version of the Air Jordan 4 back in 2014, featuring HDMI ports on the heels.