Influenced by the DMC-12’s aerodynamic design and trademark characteristics, Nike reinterpreted the car’s gull-wing doors on the shoe’s bottom eyestay while a matte silver upper recalls the automobile’s brushed stainless steel exterior—and features new no-sew construction.

The graphic window shades on the DMC-12’s rear appear as lines on the heel cup, underlining a DMC logo. Meanwhile, the Belfast stamp on the tongue is a nod to the Irish factory that originally produced the vehicle.