To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’, Sperry has released a collection of footwear inspired by the film set in a galaxy far far away. The five unisex lightweight canvas sneakers (in sizes 4 to 13) which include three slip-ons and two lace-ups will feature artwork from the original Star Wars movie along with Sperry’s Razor-Cut Wave-Siping technology for superior traction.
The three slip-ons include the McQuarrie Cloud Slip-On (X-Wing and Luke Skywalker VS Darth Vader Concept Art), the Droid Cloud Slip-On (C-3PO and R2-D2), and the Han & Chewie Cloud Slip-On (Han Solo and Chewbacca). For those who want to lace up there will be the Rebel Pilot Cloud CVO (Rebel Symbol) and the Death Star Cloud CVO (Imperial Symbol). These footwear will be available on August 10, 2017 (except for the McQuarrie Cloud Slip-On which is an online exclusive item) and priced at $75 for a pair.
Walk back in time to the humble beginnings of what would become the classic Star Wars saga in the McQuarrie Cloud Slip-On. This shoe, exclusively available at sperry.com, features concept art that was designed by Ralph McQuarrie before any of the films were produced. The McQuarrie sketches featured on these shoes depict the now famous scenes of the X-Wing™ flight to destroy the Death Star™, and the ultimate battle between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. This pair pays tribute to all the hard work that went into bringing George Lucas’ vision to life.
“These are the droids you’re looking for.” Join C- 3PO™ and R2-D2™ on their quest to deliver the Death Star™ plans to Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in hopes of destroying the Empire’s most powerful weapon. The two are seen here wandering through the barren deserts of Tatooine™ in the search for Obi-Wan – a fateful journey that would turn these bumbling droids into a pair of unlikely heroes.
Climb aboard the Millennium Falcon™ with most famous smugglers in the galaxy, Han Solo and Chewbacca. This pair of scoundrels were called upon to help Luke and Obi-Wan deliver the Death Star™ plans to the Rebellion but instead found themselves on a journey to save the galaxy.
Gear up for your attack run on the Death StarTM with the Rebel Pilot CVO. The battle-worn orange canvas is the color of the X-WingTM pilot jumpsuits, and an element of hero Luke Skywalker’s helmet decal comes through in the silver and yellow heel stripe. With the Rebel symbol featured on the side, no one can mistake whose side you’re on.
[Source: Footwear News]
Feel the power of the dark side with this black CVO, a tribute to the evil Empire. A laser green citron accent represents the planet-destroying beam of the Empire’s most powerful weapon, the Death StarTM. The Imperial symbol rests on battle-worn canvas, tattered from their struggle to extinguish the Rebellion once and for all.