Nike Air Max Flyposite Megatron Sneakers

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Website Kicks on Fire has updated with some pictures of a special edition release for the Nike Air Max Flyposite sneakers. Pictured are some “special edition” Megatron sneakers – it’s a double reference, both to Calvin “Megatron” Johnson of the Detroit Lions and also to Megatron himself, as the sneakers feature a lawyer-friendly not-quite Decepticon logo (still looks a bit like Soundwave’s head, though) and a gridlined, gradient detail that partially resembles the background grid / gradient used on the Generation 1 Transformers packaging.

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  1. GizmoTron has no avatar! GizmoTron says

    Would have been better to have the real Decepticon emblem on the shoe.

    Come on, Nike, you're a billion dollar shoe company, you could have paid for the license.

  2. RoadRage's Avatar RoadRage says

    YES YES FANGANSM ALL OVER AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!..............................Just a huge con fan REALLY WILL GET AND KILL for em!!!

  3. Lbsammills51's Avatar Lbsammills51 says

    I actually like those. They look pretty slick and are a nice blend of G1/Transformer references and athletic shoe designs. I think I want these, I just hope they're not too limited.

  4. Janeails22x's Avatar Janeails22x says

    Very Interesting to see the use of a football helmet facemask and visor into the design of the logo. Pretty well done if you ask me.

    So does Hasbro not have a trademark on the "Megatron" name or something? It's not like he is, or has been, "Decepticon Megatron" on packaging. There HAS to be something preventing Nike from using that name on Merchandise. Perhaps the split words "Mega" and "Tron" imply two different words (Lawyer friendly) and thus create the illusion of one?

  5. Hoptimus's Avatar Hoptimus says

    Disney would probably have an issue w/ Nike using "Tron".

    Wait- they don't transform?! PASS!

  6. Galvatron Rage's Avatar Galvatron Rage says

    I'm guessing they're pushing the limits of what's acceptable before they need a license. I mean, it has the name Megatron (okay, its Mega Tron, sure), and a pseudo-faction logo on it!



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    Worst. Merch. Ever.
    Haha, you must have not seen the most recent Optimus Prime and Grimlock hoodies! Those were WAY worse!

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