Every time we see a Star Wars x adidas Originals sneaker, we’re transported to another universe in terms of outlandish designs and faithful character references, but nothing compares to the duo’s latest pair — the Rivalry Hi “Chewbacca.”
The legendary Wookiee warrior has been honored through-and-through with his own pair of Rivalry Hi sneakers, which are made from leather, suede, and a faux fur fabric that looks as if your feet have turned into Chewbacca’s. adidas Originals has used a color palette consisting of “Raw Desert,” “Mesa,” and “Chalk White,” to further channel the Wookiee realness.
There are also a number of other details that help bring this shoe to life. For example, a strap on the tongue is a nod to the belt Chewbacca wore during Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, while “STAR” and “WARS” lace locks have been added in chrome silver to make sure you know exactly what you’re repping.
Chewbacca’s face and name grace the tonal tongue tag, while his entire seven-foot, five-inch body has been shrunk to fit on the insole. On the interior side of the tongue tag there is a further reference to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and rounding out the pair is a debossed Trefoil logo on the heel.
The Star Wars x adidas Originals Rivalry Hi “Chewbacca” is set to release on adidas’ website on October 21 for £119.95 GBP (approx. $155 USD). Take a closer look at the pair above.
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