GAMERS, it’s time to take your love of old school video and arcade games to the streets, thanks to the latest collaboration between the sportswear giant Onitsuka Tiger and the always popular Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition series.
Discover the Onitsuka Tiger X Street Fighter sneakers. These shoes are built based on the iconic (and instantly recognizable) Mexico 66 silhouette of Onitsuka Tiger, which are easy to style and provide fantastic comfort.
The collaboration offers kicks in two colourways: blue and yellow. Longtime Street Fighter fans will immediately recognize these colors of the heroine Chun-Li’s outfit.
There are plenty of trivia and (conceptual) Easter Eggs that are sure to appeal to gamers. The upper of the shoe features a graphic print of Chun-Li’s dragon belt, while the heel flaps feature the Onitsuka Tiger and Street Fighter logos.
What is truly revolutionary about this collaboration is that it allows you to customize your in-game avatars. Each pair comes with a product code that lets you change Chun-Li’s costume into Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition with original clothing from Onitsuka Tiger and the new Mexico 66 SD shoes.
Onitsuka Tiger enlisted the help of legendary Japanese manga artist Masakazu Katsura to sketch a one-of-a-kind Chun-Li visual to mark the collaboration as well. Katsura’s artwork is complemented by 10 additional Chun-Li visuals from other artists such as Hikaru Cho and den Q.
The Onitsuka Tiger X Street Fighter collaboration shoes will be released on July 27, 2019 and are limited to just 5,000 pairs worldwide at almost all outlets directly managed by Onitsuka Tiger.
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