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Splatoon 2’s got a little tease for sneakerheads

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Yeezy season has arrived in Inkopolis

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It’s been said many, many times now that Splatoon has style for days. But Nintendo continues to surprise us with just how much swag it can stuff into Splatoon, with sneaker collectors particularly impressed by the fashions in Splatoon 2.

On Reddit, players are freaking out over a reference to some of the most coveted kicks on the market right now. A pair of sneakers that look curiously identical to Adidas’ Yeezy Boost 750 are on sale in the Shella Fresh Shoes store, catching sneakerheads’ attention.

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They’re called Black Norimaki 750s in-game, which makes the reference seem even more obvious. They can be yours for just ... 9,800 coins. Yep — they’re hella expensive, just like the real shoe. Still, since the real Boosts can retail for as much as $2,200, this may be some big-time sneaker lovers’ only way of getting a pair of Yeezys.

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The real Yeezy Boost 750s, for comparison.
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We know that Kanye West, who lends his nickname to the sneaker line, is big into classic games, along with some niche Nintendo Wii titles. We’re not sure if he’s a Splatoon guy, though, although we imagine he’d be into all the clothing options.