5 Nike Sneakers Inspired by Classic Album Covers

From Joy Division to Guns ‘N Roses, these cover art-inspired kicks are loud and proud. 

Copenhagen-based sneaker artist and designer Patso Dimitrov is at it again. Last year, he debuted “Signature Shoes X Rap Albums”, illustrations that mashed up NBA star kicks with hip-hop album art from Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Drake, Jay-Z, and others. Now the music-savvy sneaker stylist has dreamed up “Nike Basketball X Classic Album Covers”, which incorporates imagery from Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” (pictured above in Lebron 12 Low),  Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”, Daft Punk’s “Alive 2007”,  A Tribe Called Quest’s “The Low End Theory” and Guns ‘N Roses’ “Appetite for Destruction”.

Whether we’d actually wear any of these sneakers is up for debate, but we can certainly appreciate their album art-appropriating audacity: 

Pink Floyd Nike KD 8: Dark Side of the Moon

Daft Punk Hyperchase: Alive

A Tribe Called Quest Kyrie 1: Low End Theory

Guns N’ Roses Kobe X: Appetite For Destruction 

Photos by All Images Courtesy of Patso Dimitrov