In a new Tweet by Star Wars legend Billy Dee William, most famous for first portraying Lando Calrissian on the silver screen, the actor is gushing over a new pair of Adidas shoes themed after the con artist from a galaxy far, far away–and we can’t wait to get a pair for ourselves!
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) September 18, 2020
In the shoe’s product description on the Adidas website, the company writes:
Well, what have we here? Someone must’ve told you about his little maneuver at the Battle of Taanab. The smoothest character in the Star Wars galaxy was the inspiration behind this redesign of the iconic NMD silhouette – Lando Calrissian. Everything you heard about ’em is true. Issued in collaboration with Lucasfilm, this NMD shoe is one of four sneakers that celebrate the 40th Star Wars anniversary of Episode V. The hues of Lando’s outfit on “The Empire Strikes Back” color this smooth sneaker. His picture on the tongue and one of his famous quotes confirm that this is, in fact, his shoe. Special lace jewels, a poster, the print on the sockliner, and the packaging were all designed to celebrate the occasion. A responsive Boost midsole doesn’t just cushion your feet as you walk on the concrete pavements, it gives you energy back with every step you take.
According to the shoe’s description, they come in the colors Sky Tint, Core Black, and Gold Metallic and feature a textile upper with lace closure, lightweight, airy feel, Star Wars special edition collector’s poster, and a distinctive Boost midsole. The shoes are currently available on the Adidas website for $170.
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