June 23, 2012 BY Brendan Dunne / 7
Just how much do the OCD habits of otakus and sneakerheads overlap? If you’re looking for parallels between the subcultures you don’t have to go t0o far, with anime lovers turning their noses up at English dubs the same way sneaker folks have a hard time swallowing retro recreations that stray too far from the OG versions. Anyway, while you continue to ponder that take a look at this intersection of the two cultures curated by Reebok, a version of the Insta Pump Fury tied in with the one year Ghost in the Shell series Stand Alone Complex. You’ll notice the sneakers themselves get their cool blue combo from the little Tachikoma bots that run around at the end of each episode, either that or you’ll shrug it off if you’re not familiar with the intricacies of anime and just pick them up for their overall sleek look. Click through to check out the Ghost in the Shell x Reebok Insta Pump Fury “Stand Alone Complex” which just arrived at Japanese retailer mita sneakers.
Nice Tachikoma Pump fury's. The design of the spider like bots actually molds well to the shoes. If you've seen the series you already know what I'm talkin about