Nike And League of Legends Collaborate With Massive New Sneaker And Apparel Line

As we await the commencement of the prestigious League of Legends World Championship 2020, or Worlds 2020, this September, the massive esports title has announced a new collaboration with Nike, introducing a slew of sneakers and apparel that will no doubt appeal to the most hardcore fans of the game and sneakerheads alike.

The collection features a massive 7 sneakers, which is fronted by a League of Legends-inspired Air Jordan 1 High Zoom. This sneaker is loosely based on the World Championship trophy itself, sporting a metallic black/white colourway, with a hit of reflective purple accents and an indented Nike swoosh with an iridescent hue as well, as well as a graphic that is a homage to Summoner’s Rift, the iconic map that the main game is played on.

The other sneakers in the line include an Air Force 1 Low, Air Force 1 High, Air Max 90, Blazer Mid ’77 (which looks oddly similar to the other retro gaming-inspired Blazer), Air Max 270 React, Air Max 2X, and Joyride Dual Run 2. All of these sneakers sport slightly louder and more vibrant colours than the Air Jordan 1 High Zoom, and feature a variety of design tweaks, including either iridescent or pixelated Nike swooshes, metallic accents, the “Have a Good Game” slogan, and a pixelated version of the “Have a Nike Day” logo.

Also in celebration of the upcoming launch of Worlds 2020, Nike has announced a series of jerseys that will be worn by the teams from China that will be taking part in the tournament: JD Gaming, Top Esports, Suning, and LGD, as well as “Conquest” bomber jackets that the teams will also be wearing.

Last but not least, the apparel collection will also feature a series of League of Legends-inspired hoodies and T-shirts featuring the pixelated Nike swoosh, as well as other gamer-inspired visuals.

The release dates for the various Nike x League of Legends sneakers and apparel will be announced at a later date.

Other big-name collaborations that League of Legends has done over the past year includes Louis Vuitton, Secretlab, and most recently A Bathing Ape.