Kanye West’s pricey branded sneakers might be unobtainable IRL, but… well… they’re actually pretty unobtainable in Splatoon 2 as well.
But hey! They’re in there! Sort of.
You can play dress-up with your Squid Kid in Nintendo’s paint-splattered online game, and store inventories rotate every day. Sharp-eyed sneakerheads spotted something familiar on Tuesday in the game’s shoe store.
The name isn’t right — not exactly — but, for anyone familiar with Mr. West’s fashion aspirations, the shoe itself is unmistakable. With the exception of missing laces, these kicks are a spitting image of the Yeezy Boost 750.
See for yourself:
Unsurprisingly, the “Black Norimaki 750s” — with a dizzying cost of 9,800 Coins — is one of the most expensive items in the game (there was a white pair too, apparently). It’s also gone — for now — as the daily inventory swap has already occurred.
It’s not clear if this was an intentional nod on Nintendo’s part. Yeezy (the man) is a self-professed fan of video games, particularly the classics. Anyone who was there and witnessed it will never forget the time he showed up at E3 a few years ago; sure enough, Nintendo’s booth was one of his stops.
Whether or not it was a knowing homage to Kanye’s coveted kicks, @Estemar720 was far from the only Splatoon 2 player to spot the resemblance.