Legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield designed the sneakers, reportedly for free, to boost the brand’s influence in pop culture. He also helped design a more modern bat suit for the film, making the superhero uniform more muscular and athletic than previous ones.
Batman Boots: This is how many boots were produced for the film
Hatfield once told Complex that the shoes were more than just a cool prop. “It was also a performance shoe because Michael Keaton – and his stunt doubles – really had to do a whole lot in that product.” In all, about eight pairs of Bat Boots were made for the first Batman, some for Keaton, others for his stunt doubles. (Also Read: The Adilette Gets Competition From Nike With The MMW x Nike Slide)
The bat symbol that Keaton wore on his chest was also auctioned, as was the suit worn by Jim Carrey as the Riddler in Batman Forever; Alicia Silverstone’s ‘Batman & Robin’ Batgirl Belt Is Still For Sale; its value is estimated at 4000 to 6000 US dollars.
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