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You Had Me at Stormtrooper: Star Wars Adidas Sneakers

Yeah, so a pair of Stormtrooper Star Wars adidas Originals sneakers makes all kinds of sense, as you can see in the photos, below.

Star Wars Stormtrooper Adidas

Via Hypebeast:

For its Spring/Summer season adidas Originals teamed up with Star Wars for a memorable collection of footwear and apparel. […] this new collection seamlessly fuses inspiration from legendary Star Wars characters and scenes with iconic adidas Originals silhouettes. The pieces begin to hit all adidas Originals stores and other select retailers in January 2010 while a closer look into the lineup will soon be made available.

But everything that can go wrong with other Star Wars/adidas mashups… will go wrong.

Shiny Star Wars Adidas Originals

Obviously, “seamlessly fuses…Star Wars…with iconic adidas Originals,” can apparently also mean, “generating scenes from Star Wars on a laser printer and sewing them into the foxing* of a shoe made from a cheesy, light-reflecting material that was last used in 1986’s Captain Eo to make Michael Jackson look all ‘futuristic’ and stuff.”

Seriously. That thing is a nightmare to look at, required the opposite of “ingenuity” to develop, and was clearly created with very little regard or respect for Star Wars fans.

In other words, I assume George Lucas personally designed it.

* Yeah, what do you know. That part of the sneaker is called the “foxing.” I was surprised, too.

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1 comment… add one
  • Bionelly November 24, 2009, 12:15 am

    Couldn’t they have at least rearranged the picture so that Darth Vader wouldn’t be headless? I mean, the shoes would still be terrible for all the reasons you listed, but that makes it seem like they’re actually *trying* to make them as crappy-looking as possible.

    I do like the Stormtrooper ones, though.

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