The war of PlayStation consoles against Xbox is about to shift from gaming to something very different – shoes. The two gaming brands of Sony and Microsoft have partnered with leading sportswear and apparel brands Nike and Adidas to produce PlayStation and Xbox themed shoes.
The PlayStation / Nike shoe was unveiled last Tuesday and features a special collaboration with Los Angeles Clippers’ NBA star Paul George. According to him, the project was co-designed with Yujin Morisawa, the artist behind the PlayStation 5 console. Here are the highlights of the design:
- As with all of my PlayStation collaborations, the tongues of the shoe bear the PG and PlayStation logos.
- The colors of the shoe are strongly inspired by the industrial design of the PS5 with references on the liner and the outsole.
- It wouldn’t be a true collaboration with PlayStation if we didn’t include the iconic PlayStation shapes, which are spotted along each shoe in the same pattern as on the DualSense wireless controller.
- Each pair also comes with a special hang tag celebrating my continued partnership with my favorite gaming brand.
The PG 5 PlayStation 5 colorway will be available from May 14 in select regions.
As for Xbox, the collaboration with Adidas is not official yet, but Complex has managed to get the truth and a leaked image of the actual shoes). The partnership is actually for a series of sneakers, starting with the Xbox x Adidas Forum Tech Boost (pictured above) which is expected in June and continues with two more Xbox x Adidas sneakers set to debut in October and November. . Complex adds that this is only a âfirst round sampleâ and the end product could be different.
Yet in this whole new avenue of war between PlayStation and Xbox consoles, which one would you choose based on the footage that has been released so far? Take the survey below and add your comments too!
Xbox / Adidas 54%, 1131 vote
1131 votes – 54% of all votes
PlayStation / Nike 28%, 592 voice
592 votes – 28% of all votes
Or 15%, 307 voice
307 votes – 15% of all votes
Undecided 3%, 55 voice
55 votes – 3% of all votes