Nike is no stranger to collaborating with fictional places and people. Just last year, the Swoosh partnered up with the Creed movie franchise on an Adonis Creed collection, and the Back to the Future Nike Mags continue to elude many collectors.
Now, the brand has teamed up with Netflix’s blockbuster series Stranger Things on a range of footwear and apparel. And while the show might be make-believe, the sneakers are very real and uncommonly stylish.
Taking place in the fictional small town of Hawkins, Indiana during the 1980s, the show is itself packed-full of vintage references. The collaborative collection highlights three of the Swoosh’s most beloved silhouettes: the Cortez, Blazer, and Tailwind. During the ‘80s, the sporting world was undergoing an aesthetic reinvention, with athletic footwear becoming more style-forward by the year. All three of these Nike styles helped to lead that brigade.
Drop 1 takes its name from the Hawkins High school featured in the sci-fi series, which is set in a small Midwestern town called Hawkins, located in Roane County, Indiana.
The Hawkins High Pack sees the school’s green and orange colour scheme and its tiger mascot used in designs that channel the style of a retro sports kit.
Nike x Stranger Things ‘Hawkins High’ Pack is Now available in-store and online. Sizes range from UK3.5 – UK12 (including half sizes), priced at £95.