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SpongeBob SquarePants X Nike Kyrie Collection

In an odd and somehow whimsical turn of events, Nike is showing some love to an iconic animated TV show. It might seem bizarre for some folks, but we believe that it will be a huge hit for people of all ages nonetheless. The SpongeBob SquarePants X Nike Kyrie will be showcasing five special kicks that represent a key character from the Nickelodeon franchise. We’re guessing that Kyrie Irving must be a big fan of the show.

Deep down, all men are kids at heart, which is why this collection is an instant winner in our book. We might not look like it, but we’ll take our SpongeBob merchandise any way we can. Nike is doing a great job of making sure that the gang is all here. These special Kyries will come in colorways depicting five of the show’s characters.

Let’s start off with the SpongeBob model as its flaunts a yellow upper with a couple of brown spots and a squiggly Swoosh logo. It sits on top of a white, red and brown midsole that clearly represents Mr. SquarePants himself. Next is his pal Patrick Star, whose pair sports a pink upper with a lime midsole.

The trio would not be complete without his cranky neighbor Squidward Tentacles, whose variant comes in the same color combination as the character. You probably know the drill already as the Sandy Cheeks and Mr. Krabs both showcase their recognizable colorways. The SpongeBob SquarePants X Nike Kyrie collection is heading our way this August.

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Nike Aircraft Collection

Have you ever experienced this scenario — you see something so incredibly pretty that you want to purchase it. Only when you’re throwing your cash at the screen, you realize suddenly that it’s not even real?

Dang you, concept cars. This time around, it’s not a car but a series of sneakers. By Ukraine-based designer Danya Shulipa, the Nike Aircraft Collection draws inspiration from aviation legends like Air Force 1 Utility.

Shulipa took three of Nike’s most iconic silhouettes, which comprise his made-up collection. The aforementioned Air Force 1 Utility references the Discovery (OV-103), an iconic NASA transport spacecraft. It’s got a black and white color scheme, “Discovery” branding, and a small NASA patch on the shoe’s wing.

The SF Air Force 1, meanwhile, draws from the famous Boeing B-17G, a four-engine bomber that helped carry out missions during the Second World War. It features a khaki upper, Air Force branding, and a pull tag that reads, “Remove Before Flight.”

The last pair in Shulipa’s collection gets its look from the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, which boasts a shadowy silhouette. The design is a faithful homage to the sleekness of the supersonic reconnaissance aircraft, complete with a zippered tongue that’s lifted from the Air Max 720.

The Behance page in which the project’s on isn’t in English, but you can try your luck with Google Translate. But even if you can’t understand the language, though, design is universal. And in this case, it’s excellent design, one that crosses language barriers.


Photos courtesy of Danya Shulipa