New Air Jordan 4 Sneaker Design Influenced by Nintendo’s NES

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Air Jordan 4 NES

Freaker Sneaks announces NES styled Air Jordan 4 sneakers.

Earlier this year ToyBuzz reported news of custom Air Jordan 4’s based on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System or SNES. Now Freaker Sneaks’ latest design is inspired by the original Nintendo Entertainment System or NES. Both the NES and SNES were beloved home consoles for Nintendo fans in the 80s and 90s. Just take a look at the enormous popularity and demand for the NES Classic Edition console and the more recent SNES Classic Edition console. The NES Classic Edition was in such high demand that retailers had trouble keeping enough in stock to fulfill demand. In fact, Nintendo never really caught up with demand and eventually discontinued the NES Classic Edition to make way for a worthy successor in the SNES Classic Edition. It was no surprise then that when the SNES Classic Edition was announced that the console sold out almost immediately. Nintendo is promising more consoles this time around in time for the big launch. The SNES Classic Edition releases on September 29th and it is anticipated to be one of the hottest-selling and most-sought-after gifts for the holidays. The system will retail for $79.99 and will include a special never before released version of Star Fox 2.

Teens and kids into fashion love all things Air Jordan related. And those who love classic Nintendo systems will love these new highly stylized Air Jordan 4s. It’s a match made in heaven. The sneakers actually remind me of a pair of Jordans I owned when I was a wee lad. The color scheme is not too different – with red, white, and black. Of course, here it is customized to resemble the original Nintendo home entertainment console, which was a smashing success for Nintendo and essentially helped single-handedly resurrect the crashing videogame industry. Gaming would probably not have existed today had it not been for Nintendo, which is now celebrating an amazing 40 years in the gaming and entertainment industry along with Atari.

On the upper padding of each shoe it features box art from the original Super Mario Bros. game and on the other it features another popular NES game, Duck Hunt, which utilized the Nintendo NES zapper gun, which was way ahead of its time. The Jordans even feature the original NES controller detailing on the rear with a D-pad on the left sneaker and the A and B buttons on the right sneaker. What a cool aesthetic that fans will appreciate! ‘Start’ and ‘Select’ are written on the gray laces and there is even a special Nintendo Air Jordan hang tag shaped like a classic NES cartridge with ‘Flight’ and Michael Jordan’s iconic silhouette in red.

The original NES launched in America in 1985 and these custom designed NES-themed Air Jordans bring back so much nostalgia and great memories. What do you think of these Air Jordan 4 NES edition sneakers? Do you love or hate ’em? Let us know in the comments below.

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