Prepare for some ’80s nostalgia as Nike partners with Netflix for Stranger Things sneakers and clothing inspired by the hit show. Now you can look as cool as Eleven and the gang in these retro Cortez, Blazer, and Tailwind sneaks, which comes in two different styles: The Hawkins High pack and The OG pack.
Releasing on the 27th of June, the Hawkins High pack is inspired by the colour scheme (green, orange, and white) of the sci-fi series’ high school (which is set in a small Midwestern town called Hawkins, located in Roane County, Indiana).
The retro sports kit also features the school’s tiger mascot.
The OG pack celebrates US Independence Day with a red, white, and blue colour scheme. Moving away from the Halloween theme of the previous two seasons, Season 3 will focus on the summer of 1985. In keeping with this theme, the shoes also include a year marker on the heel and special firework display sock liner. This pack will arrive on July 1.
Nike has dug deep into the archives from the ’80s to include the Nike Air Force 1 shoe from 1982, the Nike Dunk basketball trainers from 1985 and the Nike Air Max 1 sneakers from 1987.
Nike indicated it particularly wanted the Stranger Things sneakers to appeal to basketball fans as the sport was on the upswing at this time in the US. “At Nike, 1985 was the year visible Air began to take shape (realised two years later in the Air Max I) and when the iconic Dunk emerged on collegiate basketball courts,” said Nike.
Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Priah Ferguson, Cary Elwes, Jake Busey and Maya Thurman-Hawke. Season 3 will debut on Netflix on July 4.