Marvel, in partnership with Foot Locker and Champs Sports, have revealed a collection of new shoes inspired by the X-Men. The line features designs based on Wolverine, Phoenix, and Storm.
The designs for the shoes were revealed with snazzy posters harkening back to the 80s and 90s (the same time frame as the explosion of the X-Men franchise) and an explanation of the design choices:
The Phoenix Magic Basket Demi arrives straight out of the basketball section of the 1985 catalog with its legendary leather and suede materials. The shoe takes on a heated colorway with a classic red and black calfskin upper with an off-white shock-absorbing midsole and outsole.
The Storm Magic Basket Low complements Diadora’s iconic Magic trainer 80’s styles with a classic but energetic colorway. The silhouette is grounded with a similar coconut milk midsole and outsole with a hybrid blue and black upper. All shoes from the collection are adorned with the iconic Marvel logo on the back heel.
The Wolverine refreshes the classic fan favorite N9002 trainer in a charcoal gray and chrome black colorway. The pigskin nubuck upper is cut with electric blue embossed lines and a vibrant yellow heel to match the shoe’s punctuated tongue.
Marvel provided a statement about the footwear:
The special release from Italian sportswear brand Diadora takes on fresh designs from [email protected] of the Magic Basket silhouettes and it’s signature N9002 model to embody the legendary heroes of Marvel’s X-Men. Since they first appeared in comics, the X-Men have emerged as one of Marvel’s strongest team of heroes, as they work to protect the world and use their powers to pursue harmony and peace.