In 1942, a comic strip which introduced the term G.I. Joe which became Hasbro launched the G.I. Joe line of "action figures" for boys, and in the 80's a popular cartoon series and subsequent merchandising made G.I. Joe a household name. THe Nike Vandal High Premium "G.I. Joe" edition is the latest in a long line of G.I. Joe themed merchandise and it brings up serious nostalgia for several generations of children. The shoes in the GI Joe Pack bring together the elements of land, sea, and air to represent the three major branches of military, Army, Navy, and Air Force. The Vandal features a translucent mid-sole, hazy blue leather and mesh, and a lasered ripple pattern on the heel. This pack also includes a Nike Air Assault and a Nike Air Trainer SC.