Fanboys and sneakerheads were given equal reason to celebrate last week when Converse launched its latest collaboration with DC Comics: a series of design-your-own kicks featuring several of Batman's most famous faces reimagined in cool custom patterns and embroidered ankle patches. The two companies also merged not long before that on two pairs of dope Lichtenstein-esque Chucks featuring Wonder Woman and Killer Croc, further hooking up those who like to sport comics in addition to reading them.
That said, superheroes and shoes are more of a common pairing than you'd think—and it's not just for the kids. It may have been some time since you outgrew those beloved Spidey kicks (in the third grade), but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fresh options out there for adults to bring back feelings of youthful bad-assery. Check out the best of the best with our gallery of The 25 Coolest Comic Book-Inspired Sneakers.