Adidas gift sneaker fans a Wookiee hug for your feet

Adidas gift sneaker fans a Wookiee hug for your feet

Adidas add yet another shoe to their ever increasing Star Wars collaboration range. In time for winter the Rivalry Hi gets the Wookiee treatment.

Adidas’ Rivalry Hi silhouette was developed in the ’80s with the basketball courts in mind. The shoe was promptly adopted by skaters, BMX kids and the punk scene. In 2020 Adidas reinvent the Rivalry Hi as one of the more flamboyant additions to their ever expanding Star Wars range.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of ‘The Empire Strikers Back’, Adidas have taken inspiration from Han Solo’s trusted partner, Chewbacca, for the Rivalry Hi. A faux-fur finish to the leather uppers is offset by detailing across the tongue reminiscent of Chewie’s ammunition belt.

Each pair comes with a choice of lace jewellery which includes ‘Star’ and ‘Wars’, ‘Chewbacca’ and a representation of the Millennium Falcon. Chewie also features on the tongue tag and inner-sole.

The shoes come packaged in a box that mirrors those of Star Wars toys. As a bonus, each pair will also come bundled with a poster.

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Chewbacca Rivalry Hi shoes don’t come cheap though. A pair will set you back £119.95 from and will be available to buy on October 22nd at 9:00am (UK).

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