Have you always dreamed of having sneakers inspired by the Naruto manga? Look no further, we’ve found the perfect pair.
Collaborations between sneaker brands and geek culture products are not lacking. In 2021 alone, we told you about a pair in collaboration with the PS5, consoles Xbox or with the animated series South Park. The sportswear brand Mizuno is doing it again with three pairs of sneakers featuring the three main characters from the manga and anime Naruto.
The entire team 7 (still missing Kakashi)
If you are familiar with this work, you will certainly know Naruto Uzumaki, eponymous hero, Sakura Haruno and Sasuke Uchiha (sometimes spelled Uchiha). They all have their own visual identities, which are naturally found on the corresponding pairs of sneakers. Naruto’s is almost entirely orange and black, like his ninja getup, and features the swirl-shaped clan mark on the back.
Sasuke’s pair is predominantly purple, reminiscent of his clothes in the Naruto Shippuden saga, and has the Uchiha emblem on the back too. Finally, Sakura’s pair recalls the pink of her hair and the burgundy of her clothes. Of course, the Haruno clan brand is also present on the back of the basketball. In addition to the color differences, the shape of the sneakers remains the same for the three pairs, so we have a very coherent whole.
The brand also notes some details, which will be important for any fan of the series or the manga. Indeed, on the orange pair, we notice a slight pattern in relief which is reminiscent of the skin of a toad – Naruto’s totem animal, which he can invoke, but whose energy he masters to enter into hermit fashion. On those of Sasuke, there is a snakeskin relief, reminiscent of the young man’s mentor, Orochimaru, and his mastery of summoning snakes.
Not available in France?
If the Japanese brand is present on the European market, no date of availability or price in euros has been revealed for the moment, which does not mean that they will never see the light of day in France. They are, however, available on the site nippon, at an indicative price of around 100 euros.