While the official licence lies with Adidas, Nike are employing a tactic that they’ve used in the past with other brands and are releasing a trio of sneakers in very – very – familiar colours that will be on general release in November 2021.
There’s a thing that Nike does sometimes where, despite lacking the official license to make a branded shoe, they just pick a very obvious colour scheme, let fans give them a nickname, and run with it anyway. It’s worked on everything from Doraemon to Gundam, and next month it’s taking on Star Wars.
This is one of my favourite sneakers of all time, the Presto Mid Utility (more famously known lately for its Acronym collabs), dressed in a colourway that is officially known as “Carbon Green/Black-Ghost-Pollen,” but which has already and predictably been labelled the “Boba Fett.” But it’s not the only one. There are actually three pairs in this line coming, all of them using the same shoe and all of them inspired by…that scene in Empire Strikes Back when Vader has all the Bounty Hunters lined up?
All three pairs are scheduled for release in November 2021, and being general release shoes might actually be pretty easy to get your hands on!