In addition to sponsoring last night's "Extraordinary: Stan Lee" tribute in Beverly Hills, FILA presented the comic legend with his very own sneakers.
Paying homage to Lee's personal style and influence in the Marvel universe, FILA crafted an Original Fitness in cream and navy. Ten bold color pops are embroidered along the rear collar to represent Lee's most iconic Marvel characters, such as Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk and Iron Man. His famous moniker, "NUFF SAID," is visible through the translucent outsoles, while the official "Extraordinary: Stan Lee" logo adorns the heels. A second pair, signed by Lee, was given to the winner of an auction in support of Omaze and Make-A-Wish.
VIP guests were treated to an alternate version of the Stan Lee x Original Fitness, styled in FILA's signature scheme of white, navy and red. On this shoe, Lee's signature runs across the back in gold, "NUFF SAID" graphics appear along the quarters and a gum rubber sole caps off the look.
“Mr. Lee is a true icon who has contributed to our culture and to artists like myself," said Mark Eggert, VP Footwear Design & Advanced Concepts at FILA. "His creations have meant so much to me, from the time I was doodling as little kid up until now, as a parent. I get to have my kids share in those same characters and those same adventures. This has been a passion project and we are excited as a brand to be able to honor Mr. Lee in this way.”
As of now, there's no planned retail release for either pair.