To celebrate the launch of the mobile port of League of Legends, Riot Games has teamed up with Singaporean custom streetwear studio SBTG to craft bespoke sneakers inspired by League of Legends: Wild Rift.
The collaboration comes in the form of a limited-edition Nike Air Force 1 in white/gold/blue, which sports the League of Legends: Wild Rift logo on the tongue, and a similarly-coloured custom-painted Nike swoosh with tiger camouflage patterns on the lateral side of the sneaker. Capping off the design is the signature SBTG lace deubres that replaces the ones on the standard Nike Air Force 1.
Additionally, customers who purchase the sneakers will have their names hand-stencilled near the heel area of the shoes.
“This collaboration celebrates the discipline of practice which is integral in both the worlds of
sneaker customization and gaming, as the beautifully embroidered energetic pattern on the Air
Force 1 swoosh features a tiger camouflage which the SBTG team has been painting for more
than a decade, now in the game’s official colors,” said SBTG founder, Mr Sabotage, who is an
internationally renowned figure within streetwear and design.
“We’re thrilled to have partnered with an incredible local artist like SBTG on this project. Unique
collaborations are a great way to share Wild Rift with new audiences in Southeast Asia. We are
looking forward to many more!” said Justin Hulog, General Manager for Southeast Asia, Hong
Kong, Taiwan and Macau, Riot Games.
Those interested in perhaps copping a pair can head on over to SBTG’s Instagram for more details.
Since its 10th birthday last year, League of Legends has become a multi-billion dollar franchise, and has since been dipping its toes into fashion recently, including official collaborations with Nike, A Bathing Ape, and Louis Vuitton, to name a few.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.