This weekend’s release of the Air Jordan 14 “Ferrari” draws from the original design’s inspiration and takes it a step further with a correlating 550M candy paint job. Michael Jordan’s favorite ride is represented with a premium red upper, a metallic silver shank plate and Ferrari-yellow detailing throughout to create a direct interpretation of the speedster. Although the upcoming Air Jordan 14 has been in the spotlight as of late, there is a long list of other notable sneakers and colorways that have been inspired by sports cars. From an adidas Kobe signature and a vintage ASICS collaboration to the latest LeBron shoe and other Air Jordans, fast cars have long been connected to sneakers. Read through the following pages to see the best sports car-inspired makes and models, and keep zooming to Nice Kicks for everything sneakers.
DMC-12 x Nike 6.0 “DeLorean Dunk”
Inspiration: DeLorean DMC-12
The DeLorean from Back to the Future might be the fastest car to inspire a sneaker, as it was fast enough for time travel. Doc Brown’s automobile inspired a pair of Nike SB Dunk Lows that featured a metallic silver upper with the car’s DMC tag on the heels and its unique taillight design on the outsole. These made a Quickstrike release in 2010 as a prelude to the Nike Air Mag‘s first release the following year.