Are Batman Superman good role models
Over the weekend, we saw the trailer for 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the long-awaited showdown between two of DC Comics’ most iconic characters and the kickoff of the DC movie universe that involves Wonder Woman, Aquaman and the rest of The Justice League. For casual moviegoer that know of these super heroes but have never read a comic book in their lives, this is an epic fight that they never thought they’d see. But if you’re a comic book fan, you already know the result: Batman is going beat the hell out of Superman.
Think about some of the most famous comic book stories of the past 30 years involving Batman and Superman throwing down, from “The Dark Knight Returns” to “Hush” and they all have Batman damn near murdering The Man of Steel. Part of that you might argue is because it’s obviously an unfair fight so writers give Batman every advantage to win, but it’s more than that. As a character, Batman is smarter, innovative and far more ruthless than Superman could ever hope to be. What other “hero” do you know would purposely come up with backup plans just in case his fellow Justice League teammates go crazy (note: that’s totally going to be a plot point when The Justice League movie comes out)? Somebody as forward thinking and totally insane as Batman, that’s who. Superman is the type of guy who lets Joker trick him into killing everybody in Metropolis and becomes an even worse bad guy than even his worst enemies. Yes, that was an actual storyline. Yes, Superman can be that dumb…
But the mismatch doesn’t just apply to the comics and movies. When it comes to sneakers, Batman simply outclasses Superman. The category of kicks doesn’t even matter; it’s a wonder why anyone would even root for Superman. But don’t take my word for it, here is the visual evidence.
Converse has worked with DC in the past, but because those are a little too on the nose with their obviousness, we’re going to highlight these uh, Under Armour Highlight cleats that you might have seen floating around the sneaker blogs a while back. Only one of these cleats won’t get you laughed off the football field. I’ll give you a hint: it ain’t the one Cam Newton likes to wear before he actually has to play football.
Not all custom sneaker artists are created equal and there are more than a fair share of good and awful customs out there attempting to capture the essence of both heroes. So let’s just go with one of the best and most recognizable out there in Mache. His work on recent LeBrons is well-known and he has made both Batman and Superman custom pieces using the LeBron 9 and 10 as his canvas. Once again, it comes down to which one you would rather wear and which is more representative of their respective hero? The choice is clear…