There’s more than meets the eye to Nike’s new basketball shoes. In honor of the worldwide premiere of the ultra-successful “Transformers” movie sequel, three limited-edition performance kicks pay homage to the Hasbro franchise.
Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike is releasing a Nike Zoom Fight Club, Nike Zoom FP and Nike Sharkalaid in colorways that honor Megatron, Bumblebee and Soundwave, respectively. (The Zoom FP and Sharkalaid styles are $100; the Zoom Flight Club will be $120.) All three styles come packaged to resemble boxes from the toys’ 1980s heyday, including J-hooks and original Hasbro graphics.
The shoes, which can be purchased individually, became available yesterday at select doors in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Taiwan. U.S. fans will be able to pick up the styles at House of Hoops, the basketball-focused Nike-Foot Locker retail collaboration.