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Custom Jordans the next step in PlayStation 4 love

For the well-heeled gamer, FreakerSneaks offers the JRDN 4 X PS4. Your $950 gets you footwear with HDMI ports -- for looks, at least.

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Yes, those are HDMI ports on the JRDN 4 X PS4. FreakerSneaks

Looking for a new pair of Air Jordans that satisfy your love for technology and gaming? A custom sneaker company, called FreakerSneaks, might just have the answer.

The company has developed a PlayStation 4-inspired Air Jordan 4 it's calling the "JRDN 4 X PS4." The sneakers are Air Jordan 4s that have been modified to reflect the styling of the PlayStation 4, their creator, Jonny Barry, told DualShockers on Monday. In addition to being all black, the back of the sneakers boasts the familiar PS4 logo. But here's the twist: they also feature an HDMI port.

"I thought it would be funky to add HDMI ports in the heels," Barry told DualShockers. "I tried to make them so the shoes would remain wearable. The HDMI ports have no real function, apart from looking cool and they actually come with a custom Jordan HDMI cable that when attached, can act as a type of carry cord for walking around sneaker conventions or something."

FreakerSneaks was founded in 2005 for customers who wanted to customize popular sneakers. In recent years, there has been a significant resurgence in sneaker fashion and purchasing. Barry's company attempts to capitalize on that by further customizing some of the more popular brands, including Air Jordans. The company creates custom prints for sneakers and places other forms of artwork on them.

Barry told DualShockers that he's long been a gaming fan, which prompted him to make sneakers that appeal to that crowd. For now, he's offering only a very limited run: just 10 pairs of the JRDN 4 X PS4. They'll retail for around $950 -- several hundred dollars more than an actual PlayStation 4 -- and he's accepting orders now.

Next up for Barry is another gaming-focused pair of sneakers: Sonic the Hedgehog on Air Jordan 1s.

CNET has contacted Sony for comment on the custom sneakers. We will update this story when we have more information.

(Via The Verge)