Sega Reveals Official Sonic the Hedgehog Shoes for Series Anniversary

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Sega has announced (via Famitsu) a pair of official Sonic the Hedgehog shoes just in time for the series’ 26th anniversary.

The new shoes are styled off the very pair Sonic himself wears, and will launch sometime in the middle of next month.

Designed by ANIPPON, the shoes come in the following sizes: 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 (all Japanese sizes, 28JP translates to a size 9 in North American shoes), and will cost you 6,500 yen (excluding tax), which is roughly $60.

Pre-orders are going live tomorrow, June 23rd, via the official ANIPPON website. Sega teases that wearing these shoes will let you “run at supersonic speed like Sonic!”

Here’s some more beauty shots of the sneakers:

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  1. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    June 23, 2017 at 12:31 am

    I, too, want a footwear that shows how autistic I am.

  2. evilmajikman
    June 23, 2017 at 12:31 am

    That would be cool if I wasn’t size 13. :(

  3. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    June 23, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Because fuck the people with big feet, amirite?

  4. Marshall Moore
    Marshall Moore
    June 23, 2017 at 12:41 am

    says the person with the shitty neet dragon anime profile picture LUL

  5. sanic
    June 23, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Slip ons are the antithesis of fast going shoes.

  6. OSad
    June 23, 2017 at 12:51 am

    “Sega teases that wearing these shoes will let you “run at supersonic speed like Sonic!””

    Will it give me with tons of ‘tude, too?

  7. RichardGristle
    June 23, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Do they come with blast processing?

  8. RichardGristle
    June 23, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Only if you have the foot size of a 15 year old female, apparently.

  9. OSad
    June 23, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Don’t worry my dudes, I just got word from SEGA: Knuckles shoes are coming on Sonic’s 27’th birthday! You’ll have to wait a year unfortunately, but competition is fierce and SEGA’s competing with Nike for leather at the factories. Bummer!

  10. OldPalpy
    June 23, 2017 at 4:48 am

    The shoe sizes are for manlets only.

  11. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 23, 2017 at 5:13 am

    So Japs?

  12. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 23, 2017 at 5:13 am


  13. Mr0303
    June 23, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Those look pretty good an comfy. They should start playing music from Sonic when you start running.

  14. Mr0303
    June 23, 2017 at 6:30 am

    As long as you can weaponise your autism it’s not a bad thing.

  15. Khirt
    June 23, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Eh, kinda looks like a repainted Topper, I was hoping they would have the comfy white thing at the top, kinda like slippers

  16. SinkingSage
    June 23, 2017 at 7:49 am

    You know America is not the target market right?

  17. Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    June 23, 2017 at 8:16 am

    I’m a 27 in japanese size it seems like. Then again, importing shoes sounds like a huge hazzle

  18. koreawut
    June 23, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Is there a reason why this site says that JP 28 is size 9 when I just checked the top three results in Google and size 9 US is closer to 26.5 JP?

  19. chaoguy
    June 23, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Or folks who buy for width.

  20. mrwizeass
    June 23, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    $60 to let everyone around me know I’m a raging autist? No thanks.

  21. skratchy
    June 23, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    How come NO ONE is saying that these don’t ship outside of Japan?

    NO WEBSITE seems to be including that important tid bit.

  22. Loli ♥ Antagonist
    Loli ♥ Antagonist
    June 25, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    How to automatically prove how worthless of a person you on the internet: Attack a person’s avatar instead of making any kind of cohesive argument whatsoever.

  23. koreawut
    June 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Asians =/= width.