Nike Vandal: Special Edition Sneakers Released for ‘Terminator’ Sequel

by: Joseph On  Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nike Vandal in The Terminator

As unlikely as this scenario may be if you’re a regular reader of this site, I guess it’s still possible that you don’t know a new Terminator movie is coming out next year, or that it involves a lot of confusing timeline-mingling with the original movie, The Terminator, from 1984. And the filmmakers are apparently serious about capturing and replicating every detail of the 1984 film, right down to the iconic Nike Vandal sneakers that Michael Biehn’s Kyle Reese wears in it.

Of course, Michael Biehn is 30 years older now, so he can’t play Kyle Reese, but costume designer Susan Matheson was still enough of a stickler to demand a new pair of Nike Vandal sneakers to match the old one. Here she is on the effort to acquire such a pair from Nike:

“Nike wanted me to design an ID, like something, using the Air Force One base. But I’m a sneaker person and I know every single base of every sneaker. The Air Force One base is not the same as a Nike Vandal.”

It’s cool to see that kind of attention to detail in a big Hollywood movie, especially when it’s sneaker related. You can check out more on Susan Matheson’s specially made Nike Vandals on io9 here.  And Terminator: Genisys is coming out July, 2015.





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