"In an era of advancing digitization, there has been a renewed fascination with pixel nostalgia," writes Italy-based footwear designer Andrew Kostman. "While brands like Loewe and Vuitton have embraced this trend in clothing very recently, no one has yet succeeded in creating a truly unique sneaker that captures the essence of this movement." Thus Kostman is taking a swing. Here are his Pixel Rider kicks, made from injection-molded XL Extralight, a durable foam that's three times lighter than EVA:
"It's a true blast from the past, bringing back memories of those exciting moments when digital magic was just beginning to take shape. As a footwear designer and a proud child of the '90s, I've always wanted to capture that unique feeling in a sneaker."
Just 2,500 pairs will be made, and Kostman is taking preorders now. Three colorways are available: Vulcan, Bubble Gum and Milky Way.
Pixel Riders run €235 (USD $264) a pair.
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