Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 458,465 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,231 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,662 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,231 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,662 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,205 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 458,465 cutting edge ideas.

Anime Character-Inspired Sneakers

Nike's Air Max 1 Goku Shoes Boasts the Character's Colors

— June 1, 2018 — Fashion
Earlier this year, graphic designer Matthew Walsh imagined mockups of a Nike and Dragonball Z collaboration -- now the designer is seeing his designs become a reality with Nike's latest Air Max 1 Goku sneakers. The shoes are designed to be a one-of-one custom piece as a collective shoe for Dragon Ball Z fans and sneakerheads. The shoe's design draws visual cues from the character's iconic bright orange outfit. His tattered orange pants translate through the distressed orange canvas seen on the uppers.

Additionally, blue and black accents adorn the Swoosh logo, the toe box, laces and sockliner -- this nods to the character's hair, belt and wristbands. The classic Mair Max bubble is finished in blue, has multicolored outsoles and Dragon Ball Z-motifs on the tongue and heel to tie it all together.
Trend Themes
1. Anime-inspired Sneakers - The trend of collaborating with popular anime characters to create limited edition sneakers for anime fans presents opportunities for disruptive innovation in the fashion industry.
2. Custom Collectible Sneakers - The increasing demand for one-of-a-kind, personalized and limited edition sneakers among sneakerheads presents opportunities for disruptive innovation in the fashion industry.
3. Pop Culture Fashion Brands - The trend of fashion brands collaborating with popular culture franchises to create limited edition apparel and accessories presents opportunities for disruptive innovation in the branding and marketing industry.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion and Apparel - Customizable and unique, limited-edition designs for sneakers and apparel targeted towards anime fans and sneakerheads presents innovative opportunities for designers and retailers in the fashion industry.
2. Entertainment and Media - Collaboration between fashion brands and anime franchises presents opportunities for innovative marketing strategies and branding collaborations between companies in the entertainment and media industry.
3. Collectibles and Memorabilia - The demand for exclusive and collectible limited-edition anime-inspired sneakers presents opportunities for innovation in the collectibles and memorabilia industry by targeting pop-culture and anime enthusiasts.
6.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness