There was a genuine buzz when Nike announced its collaboration with popular Netflix series Stranger Things earlier in June. And the results speak for themselves – almost every release has sold out online. But Nike isn’t waiting for the next season (if there’ll be one) to drop a new colorway. This means reeling back in every binge-watching fan who’s already moved on from the latest season’s action-packed adventures. And it can’t get any better than this Nike x Stranger Things Blazer Mid Starcourt Mall.
As the name suggests, the sneaker’s makeup is inspired by Starcourt Mall – the cover for a secret Russian underground base. If you’ve watched the latest season, then the features on this sneaker would definitely be familiar. First up, the sneaker will arrive with a straw-like textured canvas in a colorway that’s unmistakeably similar to the mall’s exterior. Also playing on the alternate dimension that exists in the show, the material will reveal a hidden layer underneath through wear and tear (or burning), if the text on the back of the tongue tabs are any indication: “Removal of top layer will reveal alternate dimension”. Additional details include co-branding on the front tongue tabs and insoles with a sketched plan printed on. If that doesn’t geek you out, the footbed actually features the coded phrase used by the Russians too – the exact one Robin decoded.
A release date has yet to be announced for the Nike x Stranger Things Blazer Mid Starcourt Mall, but stay tuned for updates as they come.
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