It’s always great when you see anime and manga crossover into more mainstream media like fashion or film. What’s even more great is when exclusive merchandise gets pumped out through these collaborations. The Skechers X One Piece collaboration does just that and more!
Starting out, there are 5 new Skechers sneakers based on some of the most popular characters from the long-running anime and manga by Eiichiro Oda. They’re mostly based off of key players in the Battle of Marineford arc, which will be celebrating its 10th year anniversary. The sneakers are based on series protagonist Monkey D. Luffy, his brother Portgas D. Ace, fellow pirate Trafalgar D. Law, series antagonist Marshall D. Teach aka Blackbeard, and the latest member of the Straw Hat Pirates, Jinbe.
The collection takes the form of the Skechers D’Lites 3.0 and meshes them with the iconic designs of the One Piece characters. The sneakers are made of smooth leather, synthetic and mesh fabric, as well as featuring their signature Air-Cooled Memory Foam sole. The collection is priced at MYR 459 in selected Skechers stores.
Lastly, there will also be an interactive Skechers X One Piece exhibition held at Pavilion KL, happening from the 29th of March until the 31st of March. There will be an interactive maze based on the Marineford fort, as seen from the manga and anime, as well other One Piece paraphernalia and cosplayers that will surely entice fans of the series.