May the Force Be With Your Feet in These Star Wars-Themed Sperry Shoes
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars, Sperry—the beloved purveyor of boat shoes that your dad probably wears—has teamed up with Disney to create the appropriately named Stars Wars x Sperry collection.
The creative set of five shoe styles features a range of iconic designs from a galaxy far, far away that are sure to make even the shoeless Jedi master Yoda jealous.
There’s a C-3PO and R2-D2 design, featuring the saga’s trusty droids stranded on the desert planet Tatooine, while another option shows Han Solo and his sidekick Chewbacca ready to take on the Empire (no Wookiee will want to pull your arms out of your sockets as long as you're wearing these).
Then there’s the basic Rebel pilot design, inspired by the jumpsuits worn by X-Wing pilots and featuring the Rebel Alliance insignia along the side.
There’s also a Death Star design sporting the Imperial symbol along the side, and perhaps the coolest (read: geekiest) detail of them all—a green stripe along the bottom that represents the Death Star laser beam.
Those are all well and good, and anybody in their right mind wearing a pair would be strong with the Force, but the shoes we have our eye on feature the instantly timeless “Laser Duel” concept art by painter Ralph McQuarrie.
They showcase the famed illustrator’s image of a lightsaber battle between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader—though, as any true fan knows, Vader’s foe would technically be Deak Starkiller, from the second draft of George Lucas’s screenplay that McQuarrie worked from. But no one will stop to argue with you about that since they’d mostly just want to admire your Light Side/Dark Side-inspired kicks.
The Star Wars x Sperry collection will be available at stores and online from August 10. Now Lando won’t be the best-dressed person in the galaxy.