"Gundam" is a popular Japanese anime series that has inspired numerous collaborations with various brands over the years. Sneaker collaborations are particularly popular and have resulted in the release of many unique and sought-after models. In this article, we will explore some of the best "Gundam" sneaker collaborations of all time. And be sure to check out Ayuko's unique Gundam sneaker collection.
Gundam x Reebok Instapump Fury 2014
In 2014, Reebok released a collaboration with the popular anime series Gundam, featuring their technical and futuristic Instapump Fury silhouette. The shoes feature a white mesh base with a blue footcage, accented with red and yellow details.
The shoes also include "RX-78-2" detailing at the heel counter and insole, paying tribute to the Gundam series. A second version of the shoe, featuring the character Zaku II, was also released as part of this collaboration. These shoes will be available at select Reebok retailers.
Gundam x Reebok Ventilator 2015
It looks like the Reebok Ventilator sneakers that you mentioned were a collaboration between Reebok and the Japanese anime series "Gundam." The collaboration resulted in the release of two Ventilator models, one inspired by the RX-78-2 Gundam and the other inspired by the MS-06S.
The RX-78-2 model featured a metallic silver upper with red, blue, and yellow accents, while the MS-06S model was predominantly red. Both models also featured 3M detailing and references to the anime series on the tongue tag, heel, and insole. It is not clear when these sneakers were released or if they are still available for purchase.
Gundam x Nike Air Max 98 2018
Nike celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Air Max 98 sneaker in January 2018 by releasing a special edition of the shoe in the colors of the iconic science-fiction anime series Gundam. The sneaker features a blue, white, and red color scheme inspired by the mecha robots of the show, which has a dedicated following among both long-time fans and newcomers to the series.
Gundam x Strict G x Patrick 2020
In 2020, French sneaker brand PATRICK teamed up with the "Mobile Suit Gundam" series to release a new line of leather marathon sneakers. The collaboration, which was made in partnership with STRICT-G, a clothing store inspired by the Gundam series, features three models: Earth Federation, Zeon, and Red Comet.
The MARATHON sneakers, based on one of PATRICK's most popular designs, are made with ox leather that has been aged for two years and combined with colored suede for a comfortable and stylish look that improves in quality with age. The Earth Federation model features three colors, while the Zeon is monotone and the Red Comet boasts red and gold tones. All of the shoes are embroidered with emblems on the sides and feature unique text on the tongue.
Gundam x SPINGLE MOVE 2021
The "STRICT-G SPINGLE MOVE 'Mobile Suit Gundam' Velcro Leather Sneaker" collection is the result of a collaboration between the popular anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam" and the sneaker brand SPINGLE MOVE. These sneakers are made with cow smooth leather and feature Velcro tapes for an adjustable fit, as well as a wave sole that is created using the vulcanization process for a unique and comfortable fit.
The collection includes three models: the RX-78-2 Model in Ivory, the MS-06F Model in Green, and the MS-06S Model in Red. Each model is inspired by the coloring of the Mobile Suits and features a balance of three belts that complement the design. All of the sneakers in this collection are made in Japan and undergo a thorough development and manufacturing process.
Gundam X Nike Sb Dunk 2021
In 2021, Nike and the popular Japanese figurine series Gundam teamed up to release the "Gundam X Nike SB Dunk" collection as part of the "Project Unicorn" in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn novel. The collection features two high-top Nike SB Dunk styles in white and blue, inspired by the Unicorn Gundam from the Gundam universe.
Both styles feature interchangeable Swoosh branding as a nod to the toy version of the Gundam and have panels on the upper that mimic the appearance of the fictional suit. The heel counter also features the logo of the Unicorn Gundam. This collaboration brings together two iconic brands for a unique and collectible sneaker release.
Zaku x Gundam 40th ANNIVERSARY 2019
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Gundam," 361 Degrees released a collection of shoes inspired by the classic RX-78-2 and MS-06 Zaku II mobile suits. The shoes, which are available in white, green, and red, feature Gundam-themed embellishments and are priced at $60-70.
In addition to the shoes, the collection includes a variety of other items such as T-shirts, pins, and luggage tags. This release follows the release of a capsule collection by Japanese retailer Uniqlo in March and three watches by Seiko in April, both of which were also created to celebrate the anniversary of "Gundam."
Overall there have been many official releases from sneaker brands with Gundam. Which one do you prefer? Or would rather have your own customs made? Anyways, don't forget to check out our unique Gundam collection.