In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Sony Playstation gaming system and the release of Killzone 3 and the Move Motion Controller, Ron Eagle, the Director of Product Publicity at Sony, teamed up with Nike to commemorate the occasions through an exclusive pack made available to friends and family.
Ron, a big sneaker collector himself, is the man responsible for the previous Sony x Nike collaborations, including the PlayStation x Nike Air Force 1, PlayStation x Nike Air Max 90/ 360 Hybrid and PlayStation x Nike Air Trainer 1. So when he was asked to put something together for this new campaign, working with Nike was a no-brainier. For this project, Ron and Nike collaborated on the Zoom Huarache Trainer and the Special Forces Boot.
The Zoom Huarache Trainer mimics the colors of the Move controller, with a black base repersenting the handle, a blue midsole and strap assuming the role of the blue Move logo, and a iridescent Swoosh portraying the limitless color combination’s possible within the sphere on top of the controller. Hard to notice at first, but becoming more visible upon closer inspection are tonal graphics throughout the upper of Sony Playstation’s 15th Anniversary logo.
The Special Force Boot on the other hands honors Killzone 3, featuring heavy duty materials and graphics that evolve right from the Killzone universe. Emboridered along the collar of the black worn-in leather boots is some sort of phrase in the unreadable Helghast language that appears throughout the Killzone games. Incorporated on the ankles are images of the Helghast, all included with their signature glowing red eyes. Additional Helghast graphics appear on the tongue and insoles, while the black outsole speckled in white was made to look like you walked through the combat environments of Killzone and picked up dust and debris along the way.
As mentioned, both of the sneakers have been produced as a friends and family exclusive and will not be releasing to the public. Plenty of more photos follow after the jump though for your viewing pleasure, and complete details about the inspiration behind each model can be found in the exclusive interview between Sole Collector and Ron Eagle here.