It's safe to say that we're pretty huge Legend of Zelda fans here at Nintendo Life, so much so that we'd happily go out and about wearing our favourite hoodies, backpacks, or t-shirts featuring our favourite Hyrule characters. Taking things up a notch, though, are these pair of custom trainers featuring a particularly fresh Zelda Game Boy theme throughout.
As you can see, they feature Link's Awakening artwork on the tongues, Game Boy text on the sides, and even the console's various buttons are dotted around the edges. To top it off, they even came in a Game Boy-themed box, as shown off by their owner, YouTube's head of gaming, Ryan Wyatt.
"But how do we get a pair exactly like this?", we hear you ask. Well, judging by the branding on the box, it seems that they're from Freaker Sneaks - a "company that creates unique, one of a kind hand-painted custom sneakers". You can order custom designs on the store's website by discussing your ideas and applying via a form.
What do you think? Are you a fan? Would you be tempted to get your own gaming-themed shoes? Let us know how you'd design yours in the comments.
Not me, they are revolting.
Stupid question maybe, but what’s trainers?
I love the Game Boy but... Some things just don't need to be. This was one of them.
@mr12calvin A nonsensical made up name for a very specific type of shoe.
@mr12calvin Sneakers/tennis shoes. I'm still surprised they didn't change it in the American "Harry Potter" books.
And I agree with @kyleforrester87. I love GameBoy and Zelda, but these are ugly.
Wait, there's no air pump A and B button? They don't even light up as you walk? What kind of 90's shoes are these?? Darned knock-offs.
The grey colour isn't exactly appealing.
@Heavyarms55 I wouldn’t say nonsensical since they are shoes for training in lol
Can I get them in Game Boy Color turquoise?
Not very subtle. I much prefer my magic mug with a Sheikah eye logo I have at work. No one knows I have a video game related cup since it doesn't spell "The Legend of Zelda"
I wouldn't even want to know what a Nintendo themed pair of Jordans would cost...
@Hikingguy Internet high five! We know our retro.
I like them. I like them indeed.
Still, $800- for a pair of trainers? I'd rather use the money for consoles and games. I guess my more earthly priorities come from not having a mega salary, le sigh.
@MeloMan $1,250 apparently!
@mr12calvin I think it's what they call tennis shoes or sneakers overseas. Doctor Who taught me
@NEStalgia I can’t jump if it ain’t got pump.
Where’s the clear Gameboy Pocket version?
As others have said they are ugly and stupidly expensive
Hard to believe anyone would pay that much for $200 shoes with some crappy patches sewn on the tongues and heels with a smidge of paint here and there. Something about fools and their money I suppose.
The shoes themselves look like cheap knock off Reeboks from the 90s, which I used to have.
No one cause they're ugly af
While the idea is tempting, it would be pointless to buy something like this. I'd never be able to wear them.
@kyleforrester87 I agree, way to geeky for me.
@AirElephant you kidding right? 200 for these?!
Ridiculous amount of money
Ryan, fresh is the furthest thing from what the kids are calling this
@Heavyarms55 Trainers are a type of footwear for casual use or for doing sports in. As opposed for shoes, which are often for more formal situations, and other types of footwear that are available. Where do you get the idea that calling them trainers is nonsensical or made-up, when everyone calls this type of footwear trainers?
Here in the UK, at least, such shoes are termed "trainers"... presumably because they are primarily designed for athlectic purposes, such as training or running. In the US, I do believe that they are called "sneakers", because they are primarily used for... sneaking around? 😆 To be honest, the UK name seems to make a bit more sense!
@twadebarcelona Shoes are shoes dude. You have casual shoes, work shoes and various sports shoes. Only people I have heard use the term "trainers" are commercials.
@twadebarcelona @Heavyarms55 Trainers are what we call sneakers In the U.S. I've mostly heard the term used overseas and with friends from Europe.
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