For decades, Star Wars has taken fans on the ultimate odyssey, exploring a galaxy far, far away. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the release of George Lucas’s iconic film, A New Hope, we celebrate the series’ heroes with a collection of footwear inspired by the films. Find out what happens when you dare to set out on a journey of your own in the photos below.
“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 Star™ with the Rebel Pilot CVO. The battle-worn orange canvas is the color of the X-Wing™ 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.
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 Star™. The Imperial symbol rests on battle-worn canvas, tattered from their struggle to extinguish the Rebellion once and for all.
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.
The Star Wars collection features five styles that will launch on August 10, 2017 in the United States and in select regions around the globe. The pack highlights what we love about the original trilogy and its characters and will be available for purchase at Sperry retail stores, sperry.com, and at select retailers in Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Panama, Germany, and Canada. To receive an email notification when the collection is released in the United States, sign up using the form on our homepage.
Interviewing Star Wars super-fan and Sperry designer Joe Napurano about his experience designing shoes inspired by his favorite film franchise.