NES-inspired Nike sneakers take us back to '85

The new Nike Air Max sneakers pay tribute to the classic NES video game console.

23 years in the making Nike

When someone mentions a pair of video-game-inspired sneakers, the end result usually isn't something worthy of slipping on your feet. However, these new Nike Air Max sneakers not only pay tribute to the classic Nintendo Entertainment System console, but they actually look pretty slick.

These new sneakers sport a D-pad pattern emblazoned on the toe and side of the shoe along with a reference to the "start" button toward the top. The NES Nike Air Max sneakers are definitely among the most tasteful articles of geek fashion we've ever seen, and word is you won't need to blow into them in order for them to work properly.

(Source: Kotaku)

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