- Mobile Suit Gundam is one of the most famous anime franchises from Japan that features fighting robots called mobile suits.
- The most iconic mobile suits in the series is the RX-78-2 Gundam, and the ZAKU II unit.
- A Chinese sneaker brand released their new shoes which were themed after the two robots
With the ever growing popularity of anime nowadays, there has been a few collaborations that involved another thing that guys like to collect: sneakers.
Chinese sneaker brand 361º has revealed that they have a new design based on the popular mecha anime Mobile Suit Gundam in honor of the anime franchise’s 40th anniversary.
Mobile Suit Gundam is a series that is set in the distant future where two disagreeing factions waged war and battled either within Earth or in outer space. The popularity of the series can be credited further not just with its story but with their robotic war machines called mobile suits.
In a Facebook post by SNKR Today, 361º showed of their sneaker design that is based from the lead mobile suit, the RX-78-2 Gundam. The main color of the shoe is white, with blue and red accents at the sides and the sole. It is a lace-up sneaker and it also has a red tag at the back with the label, “RX-78-2.” Big yellow accents can be found at the front which represents the eyes of the Gundam, and the symbol of the Earth Federation Forces, which is the faction that the Gundam is allied with, can be seen at the shoe tongue.
They have also show that they have another pair of sneakers and this time it was themed after the other faction’s lead mobile suit, the Red Comet’s ZAKU II.
You can check them out by going to the 361º China’s Instagram page.
The shoes are available for purchase on Tmall and are priced at around 499 Chinese Yuan for a pair.