Microsoft has revealed that it will be partnering with Adidas to bring the world its first-ever set of console-inspired sneakers.
In an article on its website, Microsoft announced that the collaboration will feature an all-new Xbox-inspired sneaker, called the Xbox 20th Forum Tech, in honor of the original console’s 20th anniversary.
Sporting a green and black color scheme with added translucent details to finish, the Adidas sneakers take inspiration from the special edition Halo-themed original Xbox console in 2001. Microsoft says that aesthetic inspiration for the footwear was guided by the company’s past.
“The Adidas Forum Tech design balances nostalgia while embracing modern technology and is symbolic of how we look at our own Xbox history — celebrating the last 20 years and looking ahead to the limitless future of gaming,” says James Monosmith, Senior Sales and Marketing Manager at Xbox.
While the Xbox 20th Forum Tech sneakers may have been the first to be announced in the partnership between Microsoft and Adidas, they certainly won’t be the last. Over the next few months, fans should expect to see further reveals for additional sneakers, with each inspired by the various Xbox console generations of past and present. A report back in May suggested that the Adidas collaboration would include four shoe designs.
Details surrounding how to get your hands on a pair of the limited edition lines are limited. However, Microsoft has said that fans will be able to purchase at least one set from the range later this year. For those of you hoping to find out more about upcoming drops and announcements from the Xbox x Adidas partnership, Microsoft recommends following @Xbox on Twitter.
This isn’t the first time in recent months that Microsoft has entered into a partnership with a non-tech related company. In July, the brand partnered up with Krispy Kreme to bring UK fans its Xbox-themed Nexus Level Doughnut. Meanwhile, in sneaker news, Nintendo earlier this year announced their own limited-edition themed footwear. Partnering with Puma, the company announced its very own Animal Crossing New Horizons-inspired shoes.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.