Amidst the maelstrom of speculation surrounding the forthcoming instalment in the God of War series, as well as the possibility of a live-action film or television adaptation, and the inevitable casting conjectures that accompany such discussions, there emerges a remarkable visual feast worthy of immediate attention. Amid all this speculation, let’s take a moment to look at a fascinating design for a pair of Nike Dunk Low sneakers inspired by the popular God of War franchise.
Sneaker concepts and designs have come a long way, with beautiful designs and concepts turning up daily. While we usually find these on social media like Instagram and Twitter, for this pair, we just had to look at home, thanks to one of our artists at Fortress of Solitude.
Starting from the bottom, we see a stunning plain blue outsole that starts the pair off with its blue, white, and red colourway. The typical Nike Dunk outsole is complemented by a stark white midsole. The stark white is perfect for the icy environment gamers found themselves in during God of War: Ragnarok.
From there, the upper is primarily white, with stunning red decorative panelling with many elements from God of War decorating them. The white toe box shows a red paint mark of the design that usually features in the logo of each game.
The red panelling around the toe box and at the front of the sneakers has golden runes decorating them, mirroring the writing you might see in the game that only Atreus can read. The dark crimson leather of the panelling makes its way up the lace unit but without the runes there.
The back panelling that wraps around the heel has a stunningly rendered image of Kratos, the God of War himself, decorating it, with some details like his hands and the butt of his axe overflowing onto the white panelling that backs the crimson leather panelling.
The Nike Swoosh logo that we can see on the lateral side of the sneakers is a light blue that matches the outsole, decorated with similar runes as the forefront of the sneakers. Instead of having a magical or glowing quality, the runes on this section look scratched, like the colour underneath is being revealed from wear and tear. The stitching and edging around the Nike Swoosh is a dark crimson to match the rest of the detailing on the sneakers.
Bringing back the contrast, the tongue of the sneakers is a blue that matches the outsole perfectly. At the same time, the lace unit and the inner lining are all a bright red similar to the crimson leather panelling but a touch lighter.
It’s amazing what designers can do with AI technology these days, and one could argue the amount of detail you can create using graphic design skills and artificial technology. It would be amazing to see what a pair like this would look like in real life. Still, a sneaker artist would have to have some serious artistic chops to pull this off with the amount of stunning detail the concept has.
This is a stunning pair of sneakers. The only thing to not like about it is that they aren’t a physical pair and are just a concept. Here’s to hoping we can find a skilled sneaker artist and bring them to life as a physical pair.