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Celebrate Star Wars Day with these special sneakers

May 4, 2023 6:55 PM
Celebrate Star Wars Day with these special sneakers

"May the force be with you", this quote is probably familiar to you. Well, if you are familiar with the Star Wars movies. The film series, created by George Lucas, debuted in 1977 with "Star Wars: A New Hope". The series with characters such as Darth Vader, Yoda and Luke Skywalker have become a cult classic in recent years.

On May 4th, also known as May the Fourth - hinting at "May the force...", it's Star Wars Day and especially for this day, we show you the best collections and sneakers inspired by the iconic film series.

Star Wars Day

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It is perhaps the most well-known film series next to James Bond, Harry Potter, or Lord of The Rings; Star Wars. The film series has had 21 Oscar nominations in recent years and has won ten of them. In addition to the three completed trilogies, two standalone films, three live-action series, several animated series, and several comic book series, Star Wars has also collaborated with big names such as Adidas, Swarovski, KITH, Bearbrick, and many more.

But how does the film series work? If you haven't watched a Star Wars movie yet, it's important to know first that the films were not made in chronological order. It sounds complicated, I know. The series consists of three trilogies, each telling its own story. In addition, the film also has its own series, including 'The Mandalorian', which is currently available to watch on Disney+.

The Story

To explain the story of Star Wars, we still have a lot to cover. The films take place in a faraway galaxy, where the battle between good and evil is fought. A mysterious force, called "The Force," plays a central role and is used by Jedi and Sith, among others.

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The films have multiple iconic characters. The Stormtroopers, who fight for the Galactic Empire, Anakin Skywalker - also known as Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Yoda, and of course Chewbacca, are central to the films.

The original trilogy tells the story of Luke Skywalker's quest to become a Jedi and his struggle against Darth Vader. This story is accompanied by the Rebel Alliance's fight to liberate the universe from the clutches of the Galactic Empire. In the subsequent series and trilogies, characters and stories are further highlighted.

Recently, Disney released the series 'Obi-Wan Kenobi', which tells the story of the character with the same name. The series debuted in 2022 and brings back actor Ewan Gordon McGregor, who played the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in 'Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith' (2005). In March 2023, Disney released the third season of 'The Mandalorian', which tells the story of the character with the same name, played by Pedro Pascal.

Star Wars in fashion

In addition to the successful film and series franchise, Star Wars is also beloved in the fashion industry. Various brands have already released collections featuring characters from the series. Vans came out with a Star Wars inspired collection in 2014, and Nike also released inspired colorways, including the Star Wars x Nike Air Presto Mid Utility 'Darth Vader'.

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Recently, the jewelry brand Pandora released a Star Wars collection specifically aimed at female fans. The charms were inspired by the different charms that can be hung on Pandora bracelets. Clothing brands such as KITH, Uniqlo, Levi's, and Columbia also collaborated with the film series.

One brand that has focused heavily on Star Wars in recent years is Adidas. The German sportswear brand has released multiple collections featuring characters from the movies. The NMD_R1 and Adidas Top Ten Hi received a "Boba Fett" colorway, the Ultraboost 19 a "Millennium Falcon" colorway, and the Adidas Stan Smith appeared in a "Luke Skywalker" variant.

Star Wars x adidas Top Ten Hi 'Bob Fett'

The Star Wars X adidas Superstar 'Darth Vader' also cannot be missed in the adidas collaborations and has a striking colorway. In addition to sneakers, adidas has also released various clothing collections inspired by Star Wars.

Star Wars sneakers

If you are looking for more Star Wars sneakers, be sure to take a look at our search engine. Here you will find sneakers from adidas, Nike, DC Shoes, and Vans with Chewbacca or Stormtroopers on the silhouette. Check out some personal favorites below.

Star Wars X adidas Rivalry 'Chewbacca'

Star Wars X adidas Rivalry 'Chewbacca'

Star Wars X adidas Originals Stan Smith

Star Wars X adidas Originals Stan Smith

adidas Ozeilia 'Boba Fett'

Star Wars x adidas Ozeilia 'Boba Fett'

Star Wars x Vans Slip-On 'A New Hope'

Vans Slip-On Star Wars (A New Hope)

And if you don't have any plans for tonight, then end Star Wars Day with one of the movies or start one of the series. May the force be with you!