You need these custom '80s Nike v Nintendo trainers

Justin Mahboubian-Jones
Photo credit: Freaker Sneaks

From Digital Spy

Freaker Sneaks, an enterprising company that creates insanely expensive hand-painted trainers, has just released a pair of Nintendo-themed shoes that will leave Mario fans breathless.

The Jordan 'NES' IV sneakers are an homage to the 8-bit console days of yore, featuring tongues with prints of Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt, and actual official NES controllers integrated into the shoes, with pressable D-pads and buttons. There's even a cartridge-shaped Jordan tag.

Behold, and wonder.

Photo credit: Freaker Sneaks
Photo credit: Freaker Sneaks

Thanks for pointing that one out Kotaku.

The iconic Air Jordan line of sneakers were produced by Nike back in the 1980s and named after and endorsed by legendary basketball legend and Space Jam star Michael Jordan.

Unfortunately, only a teeny, tiny line of the shoes have been created – ten to be exact. And if you want to get your hands on one, you're going to have to dig deep: they're on sale on the Freaker Sneaks site for a whopping $1,250 (£956).

If you're thinking "that's a devil of a lot to pay for sneakers", you'd be right, but if the high price tag keeps leaves you undeterred, take a look at the listing direct on the Freaker Sneaks website here. We don't even want to guess what scalpers with have them re-selling for.

Those seeking slightly less wallet-bursting Nintendo attire in the UK can currently head down to Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo, which has partnered with the games firm to produce a variety of T-shirts based on the company's well-known characters. Right now some of the shirts are on sale online for £9.90.

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