To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, adidas Originals is launching a collection that pays tribute to Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett, Han Solo, and Chewbacca.
adidas Originals launches a “The Empire Strikes Back” collection as a tribute to 40 years of Star Wars.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of the best-known films in modern history: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. To celebrate it, adidas Originals is launching a limited collection of sneakers inspired by the characters that were part of this film: Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett, Han Solo, and Chewbacca.
With the classic strategy followed by Adidas, the German sportswear and sneaker giant has decided not to launch all the models at once, but to present them one by one. This will help them to hold the expectations and desire of the fans.
The first release of the collection celebrates Lando Calrissian, one of the most recognized characters and represents the NMD_R2 V2 model from adidas Originals. This silhouette is presented in a mesh material on the upper part in black with accents that contrast in light blue and golden details on the BOOST midsole, the colors are inspired by the characteristic outfit that the character used in Star Wars: The Empire Fight back. The laces feature some understated details, and Lando Calrissian’s image is emblazoned on the tongue of the shoe.
In addition, the packaging of each shoe comes in a special box with a collection sign. The boxes of the four sneakers together make a large commemorative poster.
Firsts models of the ‘adidas Originals 40 years of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ are already available on its official website.