Originally Posted by minya
You're crazy man. The ridiculous, gaudy patent leather is precisely what makes them so fantastic.
The patent has a certain appeal, to me, sometimes.
But I think that with all the interesting effects that can be done on a shoe now, and for a company that makes artwork - pop artwork, anyway - Marvel should've demanded more than some vague colorways.
EXAMPLE: If I got showed that red, yellow and black Bapesta, I wouldn't say, "Hey, Iron Man shoe!"
But change the colors to matte deep red and that Dior Homme gold, take that "haze" effect that was on those Futura Dunks from about 2003:
Really give it that muted, brushed aluminum look, and you've got the sweetest pair of Iron Man shoes ever.
Yes I am a great big nerd.