Apex Legends Inspired Concept Art Sneakers Could Have You Sliding in Style
VFX artist and graphic designer Chris Le showcases his latest Apex Legends design where we see Pathfinder and Bloodhound come to life onto Jordan sneakers
Apex Legends seems to be the word on so many gamers lips right now and not always for the best reasons due to the amounting debate whether it will overtake Fortnite with some saying Apex Legends is better while others saying Fortnite will always be top, but there’s one thing I think we can all agree on and that these Apex Legends inspired sneakers are dope.
I don’t pretend to know a lot about sneakers, but after seeing this concept art done so amazingly well – I knew people had to witness them, even if you’re not a fan of the game. These designs come from the creative mind of Chris Le – a Salt Lake City native who is a film director, VFX artist, and graphic designer. Along with these many talents, Chris works in the game industry creating items for Valve software’s Dota 2 and Counter-Strike through the workshop program.
In his latest venture, Chris has assembled some stunning concept artwork onto two pairs of Jordans. On the one pair, we see the Legend that is Bloodhound – incorporating the yellow, green, red, and black shades from the hound’s attire – with just a hint near the bottom of the sneaker of the Apex Legends logo. If you are a fan of the game, there’s no doubt that you wouldn’t know who this sneaker was trying to interpret straight off the bat.
Next up is the quirky and fun Pathfinder with Chris again merging the colors associated with the character precisely – with the blue, yellow and black gloss – this is Pathfinder down to a T. You can even see the little smiley face logo from the front of Pathfinders screen on his chest attached to the side of the sneaker. Genius!
If you’re curious on how Chris constructed this particular design, you’re in luck as he uploaded a Pathfinder Airmax Speed Art video to show all the different aspects and tweaks he had to execute to make it as true to form as possible – check out the speed run clip below.
— Chris Le (@clegfx) February 18, 2019
Now, I’m sure you’re wondering how you can get your hands on these and what part of your soul do you have to sell. Presently, they aren’t for sale nor have they gone into production, but Tina Sanchez who is a game developer on Apex Legends and producer at Respawn made the comment on Twitter that she wants a pair of these – Chris replied that they should do some official customs for Apex Legends. Tina went on to tag the community manager and project lead at Respawn – so watch this space – you could very well be sliding around in your very own Apex Legends Sneakers.
Apex Legends is available for free now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on the game, you can read our full review and our recent editorial going into what Apex Legends needs to do to stand out from the rest of the battle royale pack.