As revealed on the Greek Freak’s Instagram, the partnership with Paramount Pictures means the sneaker is emblazoned with the movie title on its furry tongue. However, that is not the most radical part: the mesh upper features a dark leopard print and regal gold accents, alluding to character Prince Akeem’s royal dress.
View this post on InstagramYou know I had to reveal these in NYC! Launching 8/2. 👑 Nike Air Zoom Freak 1 Coming to America.
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Also shown on the Twitter account of Nike’s Media Relations Director, Josh Benedek, the shoes come packaged in a commemorative gold box with presumably faux flower petals. There is also a matching apparel range.
In collaboration with Paramount Pictures, “Coming to America” celebrates one of @Giannis_An34 favorite movies, as well as the similarities and differences between both Giannis’ and Prince Akeem’s stories. pic.twitter.com/JkHqCvJUyP
— Josh Benedek (@The_real_Jobby) July 15, 2019
The ‘Coming To America’ Zoom Freak 1 releases on August 2 at selected Nike retailers.