Darragh Murphy16 Jun 2019 AT 03:32 PM

Nike's new Stranger Things trainers are a thing of nostalgic beauty

The new range offers two distinct new looks on classic Nike kicks
Darragh Murphy16 Jun 2019 AT 03:32 PM
Nike's new Stranger Things trainers are a thing of nostalgic beauty

We’re all getting ready for the long-awaited Stranger Things season three on Thursday July 4 (just in time for the weekend), but the show is already bringing back fashion trends from the ‘80s.

Step into the shoes of the kids from Hawkins High School, quite literally, with Nike’s exclusive collaboration with Netflix’s Stranger Things, offering a new range featuring two distinct new-looks for three classic Nike trainers: the Cortez, Blazer and Tailwind.

There are two collections, with the first based on where the stars of the show are educated, the Hawkins High School collection, and features a green and orange colour scheme to represent the school's colours.

The second collection is all about the third season and is called the OG Pack. It’s based on the red, white and blue of the US flag, given some of the news in the series is focused on Independence Day.

The first collection will be available in the US on Thursday June 27, while the second launches a little later on Monday July 1. So when can we expect to see the new kicks in Dubai?

Depending on the demand of the two new collections, Nike stores across the city are expecting to see the collection a month after the US release, which means fans of fresh sneakers may have to wait until August to get them.

Nike explained how the line tied in with Stranger Things' 1985 setting: "The sporting world in 1985 was undergoing a radical change – energy was reverberating from the summer games in Los Angeles and pro basketball was swinging firmly into its showtime era.

"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.

"Meanwhile, the Cortez, Blazer and Tailwind remained sport and style staples, granting a timely authenticity to the Stranger Things collection."

Looking for swimwear instead? Have a look at Vilebrequin newly launched special collaboration with Off-White.

For all things sneakers and fresh pairs of kicks, check out our kicks of the week, which is all about being footloose and fancy free.