Gundam is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and in commemoration, our favourite Japanese robot is collaborating with Chinese footwear brand 361° to bring you some new kicks this June 2019.
The basketball shoes will feature designs from two different factions: Hero-based Gundam or the villainous Zaku.
All shoe models will be available on 361°’s flagship store on Tmall. For your convenience, we’ve included the links to each individual shoe version at the bottom of this page.
There will be two iterations of the shoes which were modelled after the titular RX-78-2 Gundam in either low-cut casual shoes (RX-78-2) or high-cut shock absorption basketball shoes (RX-78-2 Beyond).
The RX-78-2 pays homage and closely resembles the face of a traditional Gundam. The retro runner features white mesh and blockish white and blue elements as well as yellow cutouts that look like the eyes of the mecha.
The RX-78-2 also comes in a dark blue variation known as ‘Beyond’. These shoes will retail for RMB499 (approximately S$98).
Although a completely different look, the RX-78-2 is also featured as high-cut basketball shoes and will retail for RMB469 or about S$92.
For those of you rooting for the Zaku mobile suits line up, we’ve got you covered as well. The MS-06S Zaku II casual shoes come in three different colourways- black/navy, red/purple, and grey/olive. They retail for RMB439 per pair (approximately S$86).
Each Zaku colour option comes with a basketball shoe variation as well. Like the RX-78-2 version, these high cut shoes retail for RMB469.
Going out or playing basketball will never be the same, now that you can represent your mobile suit faction loyalties clearly.
Price: RMB439 (Zaku II), RMB469 ( RX-78-2 Basketball Shoes), RMB499 (RX-78-2 Casual Runners)