• Dec 31, 2008
Click on either image to view more of the GT3 RS-inspired Nike sneakers

Remember the 80's? Frankly, we'd rather not, what with all the neon colors and fifth-grader graphics. But some people just won't leave it alone. Like sneaker freaks, who need to have those Nike high-tops they had (or didn't) as a child. Or Porsche, with their obscenely bright-colored 911 GT3 RS. The two may seem at diametrically opposite ends of the spectrum, but it was only a matter of time before someone brought them together.

That someone is Purchaze, a German retro clothing company. Upon opening its newest location in Holland, a nearby Porsche dealership hooked them up with a Cayman S for promotional purposes. (We would have figured some neon-colored slant-nose would have served better, but what do we know.) As a thanks for the loan, Purchaze whipped up the series of sneakers you see above. Inspired, supposedly, by the GT3, each pair of kicks features the Porsche badge on the tongue and are colored in the shades of the GT3 palette: one pair in orange, one in green, another in black and a fourth in silver. The sneakers were presented to the team at the Porsche dealership, who are wishing they had irregularly-sized feet to use wear them in the pits at an upcoming race. If you want to get your hands on a pair of these, you may have less taste than boiled chicken you can't, because they were made exclusively for the dealership, but Adidas offers a line of Porsche Design shoes that may not, you know, be a cause of embarrassment when worn in public.



[Source: High Snobiety via Jalopnik]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      $hi!!y worksmanship on those greenies....
      • 6 Years Ago
      The toebox is too boxy and the sole is too chunky. I'll stick with my Puma Future Cats.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As you're standing next to your 911, waiting for the tow truck because you engine just grenaded for the second time, it important to have high visibility footwear...for safety.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow...don't these rich douches already look stupid with their turtleneck zip-up cardigens?

      These are made for the ultimate douche.
        • 6 Years Ago
        these aren't really fancy shoes, these air max could probably be made on nike id for 100 bucks
      mmstowes
      • 6 Years Ago
      This idea would've worked better on a pair of Air Forces or Dunks. RS Green on the Hi-Tops, Silver in the Mid-Tops, Orange/Black, Black/Orange in Lo-Tops.

      Retro fresh....
        • 6 Years Ago
        @mmstowes
        it would look better w/out the badge, it clashes with the bright colors. i would've pressed the logo on the leather or have it in black and white on a hi-top dunk
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is this new? Or it this a reprint of the old announcement from last January?

      http://993c4s.com/porsche-products/porsche-911-gt3-rs-nike-air-max-light-racing-shoes/
      • 6 Years Ago
      When I looked at the headline I thought holy Sh*t Audi RS shoes. I gotta get me a pair, to bad it's Porsche :(