Our pals over at the Boba Fett Fan Club are having a banner week, with rumours of Temuera Morrison returning as Fett in The Mandalorian and the arrival of these cool looking Star Wars x Adidas Top Ten Hi Boba Fett sneakers tomorrow. Ahead of that, they caught up with designer Alexander Nguyen to discuss their creation.
BFFC: What was your first thought when it came to this project to design a Boba Fett shoe, the latest after the first one back in 2010?
AN: When I applied for Adidas, my goal was it to work on an Adidas Star Wars collaboration. Who would have thought it would happen after 4 years? That’s why my first thought was craaazy. But I felt a lot of pressure, because I’m a big fan of the old Adidas Originals Star Wars collection, especially the Boba Fett shoes meant a lot to me. Boba is one of my favorites among the bad guys.
BFFC: What’s the process going from the initial concept to the final finishing and how long does it all take?
AN: I can’t go into detail here, but as with any other design process, I start with concept research, design sketching and then prototyping.
BFFC: Were there different designs considered before this one was finalized?
AN: We always work into different designs before we — and our collaboration partner — make decisions. That gives us more creativity and flexibility to find the right direction for the final design.
The Star Wars x Adidas Top Ten Hi Boba Fett sneakers are available to order in the UK tomorrow (Thursday 24th September) at 10.00am for £84.95 and in the States on Friday 25th at 7.00am Pacific time.
- Hardcover Book
- Dickinson, Seth (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 576 Pages - 11/10/2020 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)