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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.

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Dickinson, Seth (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 576 Pages - 11/10/2020 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)