A Closer Look At The New Star Wars x Adidas Sneakers Leaked Online

15 October 2019
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Rumours suggest adidas has teamed up with Disney’s Star Wars ahead of the latest film’s December 19 premiere

Back in July, GQ Middle East spoke to Jon Favreau about his upcoming plans for The Mandalorian. The bottom line? It's all about great story telling. Oh, and if we might be so bold: the merch, too. Star Wars is, after all, the king (or should that be Jedi) of film merchandise and licensing. Winess the latest collaboration between Star Wars and Adidas, for instan

Sneakers are a trend that refuses to go out of style. It’s hard to believe that a shoe once relegated to the gym floor or bumbling dad’s trying to find something comfortable to don with their bootcut jeans, is now the leading style flex – both on the catwalk and on the street. Athletes are now turning practical performancewear into a style statement, while influencer continue to garner turned heads with their sleek and sophisticated sneaker styles. Make no mistake: the sneaker is the ultimate style flex.

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As collaborations go, there’s been no shortage of brands reaching out to athletes, designers, and even those in the entertainment industry. But with nostalgia being the flavour of the year, the collaborations that feature the shows and characters of our youth continue to be the most covetable. Such as the case with adidas teaming up with Dragon Ball Z and Toy Story 4, followed closely by their Game of Thrones Ultraboost pack.

But now, adidas are turning their attention to one of the biggest cultural phenomenon’s to have graced the cinema: Star Wars. It’s the galaxy far, far away, one that has continued to draw audiences and a new generation of fans with its story. And it appears adidas is equally ensorcelled by it. From images leaked online via social media, it appears adidas and Star Wars have teamed up with a new collection of sneakers, and fans are already clambering to get their hands on a pair.

The Star Wars x Adidas “R2-D2” Nite Jogger was revealed by Instagram user, @yankeekicks. The account is an online marketplace for users whereby they can purchase and sell their sneakers. But as well as serving as a thrift store of sorts, it’s also a place where followers can get a taste of upcoming drops from major retailers. These Star Wars models were no exception.

Alongside the “R2-D2” model was an X-Wing-themed adidas Ultraboost. The design features a mesh upper with leather, synthetic and suede overlays. A full-length Boost midsole and rubber outsole make up the sneaker’s tooling. Co-branded Storm Trooper branding is seen on the tongue, with further graphic detailing on the Boost midsole. The heels of the sneaker feature the phrases, “Open the blast doors!” and “Set to stun”. It’s believed that there is also a Millennium Falcon Ultraboost in the works, too.

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While the reliability of such images can’t be confirmed, the line up does suggest that the sneaker heavyweight has joined forces with Disney in an effort to celebrate Star Wars ahead of the latest film’s December 19 premiere.

Via GQ Australia