Joe Napurano is a footwear designer who’s been designing for Sperry for 11 years. When A New Hope was released in theaters, Joe was just a kid and was immediately captivated by the film that George Lucas had created on screen. With a massive collection of Star Wars figurines and collector’s items, and a love for the franchise that far surpasses casual viewership, Joe is a super-fan.
As both a fan of the series and a veteran designer at Sperry, Joe had the unique opportunity to lead the design process for the Star Wars collection. We asked him a few questions about what it was like designing shoes for his favorite film franchise.
Scroll below to read our Q&A with Joe.
A small part of Joe Napurano’s massive collection of Star Wars figurines, arcade games, and collector’s items.
The Star Wars collection is available at Sperry retail stores, sperry.com, and select retailers worldwide beginning on August 10th, 2017. To learn more about the collection, click here.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of “A New Hope” with a collection of shoes inspired by the first film in George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise.