words // Brandon Richard
via Press Release
For their latest collaborative collection with Star Wars, adidas Originals reflects back to 1980's Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, where the Rebel Alliance clashed with the Imperial Army in the epic battle of Hoth. With designs inspired by the icy planet, adidas has tied in a winter sports vibe that introduces the characters, creatures, vehicles and styles of Hoth to the adidas DNA.
Colder weather and Hoth inspiration means the need for jackets, and Originals has an impressive lineup of them ready to roll out. A Darth Vader leather down jacket leads the pack, while a militant flight jacket and winter camouflage field jacket are sure to resonate well with purists. New footwear styles include a Vader-inspired colorway of the Stan Smith 80s, Wampa Campus 80s, Military Forum Mid and the S.W. Hoth.
Check out the new Fall/Winter 2011 Star Wars x adidas Originals Collection below and look for the items to hit retail soon.
SW S Leather A15
The hooded adidas Star Wars Leather Down jacket will keep you warm and snug. Feature’s an imposing goat leather exterior with Darth Vader embossing on the jacket’s right sleeve, a large Trefoil on the back, and a zip and press-stud front.
Stan Smith 80s Mid - Vader
Features gold foil details and original sketches of Darth Vader on both sides of the upper for an imperial march all of your own.
SW S Flight Jacket Militant
The adidas Flight Jacket re-styles a classic nylon flight jacket design with four front pockets, one sleeve pocket and a concealed pocket inside. Also features a Millennium Falcon graphic on the back.
Built from material inspired by Luke’s Planet Hoth out fit, these shoes feature a portrait of the young Jedi done in a green similar to his green tinted goggles.
SW S M65 Field Jacket
This M65 jacket features a winter camouflage print allover, with military inspired epaulets, the Rogue Squadron insignia, and a high collar.
Forum Mid Military
The adidas Forum Military feature a portrait of Han on the tongue badge and the words “Galactic Scoundrel” printed below a Millennium Falcon graphic.
Campus 80s Wampa
Inspired the snow beast from the planet Hoth that almost made Luke Skywalker into a meal. The adidas Campus 80s Wampa dresses up these retro shoes with Wampa fur uppers made from horsehair, contrast red stitching, a wampa tongue badge, and a laser cut Wampa logo.