It's Finally Happened: Official Pokémon Sneakers Are Here!
We have good news! FILA and Nintendo have officially come together to produce a capsule collection based on the Pokémon licence. The brands have chosen to keep much of the collaboration a surprise, but we can confirm that at least seven designs have been created based on the fan-favourite Generation 1 Pokémon Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff and – of course – Pikachu!
Six of the designs utilise the simple canvas and rubbber Classic Kicks B silhouette, though a triple-strapped white leather Pikachu-themed design has also been revealed. All make-ups in the collection feature Poké Ball tongue tags, colab-branded insoles and their respective inspiration on the heel. They even come packaged in special Poké Ball-themed capsules!
Unfortunately, now comes the bad news. It seems the colab is extremely limited and releasing exclusively in FILA's South Korean homeland.
Pairs are set to go on sale February 9 through FILA Korea's online store and select retailers, with a special release event scheduled for February 10 at ABC Mart GS in Hongdae.