Custom Mirrors Edge Converse by KyozoKicks.
Conflict resolution in video games generally comes down to who has the bigger gun. Whether the game is a first person shooter like Call of Duty or a one on one brawler like Street Fighter you are tasked with physically dominating the opposition, to kill or be killed. That works very well in video games, neutralizing those characters we perceive to be a threat is an extremely gratifying experience. Where Mirrors Edge earned a special place with me is that when conflict arises our natural fight-or-flight response kicks in, even when playing a game. Here for the first time I was encouraged to run.
Okay, for the most part I was encouraged to run, the game stumbles often in its execution. At a few points during the game I am presented with, what feels uncharacteristic for our protagonist Faith, a weapon with which to dispatch the bad guys. The weapons feel like an after thought and only serves to intrude on the enjoyment that comes from stringing together a line of perfect free running.
So yes, Mirrors Edge is far from perfect but so are all my other favorite games. A sequel would have no doubt ironed out these flaws but with EA’s E3 press conference coming to a close for 2011 with no mention it might be time to let go of Mirrors Edge. What better way to do it then with custom Mirrors Edge Converse.
I had actually designed these shoes towards the end of 2010 and put the mock-up on KyozoKicks where it sat dormant for a few months. Dormant until they were seen by a fellow Mirrors Edge fan and commissioned. Whilst I always enjoy painting, to paint shoes off of a game you really like makes me extremely enthusiastic.
A brief run down on the design, The colour scheme is red, blue, black and white. All colours heavily used and associated with Mirrors Edge. Wrapping around the sole of the shoe is a silhouette of an urban landscape, the kind you encounter all throughout the game. There are no rounded edges used on the buildings which ties into the sharp design of Faiths black tattoo which climbs the height of the Converse. The blue is again used on the tongue of the shoe and incorporates the Mirrors Edge logo. The red comes into play on the laces and sparingly on the rear of the shoe, within the game the colour red leads the direction of the player.
Well that’s it for another pair of custom video game shoes from KyozoKicks, hope you enjoyed them guys and keep coming back as I plan on even more pairs this summer including the Star Wars Hi-Tops as voted by you on the KyozoKicks Facebook Fanpage Here.
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