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Timeless entities from different worlds continue their ongoing partnership with the brand new adidas Originals x Star Wars collection. Since their first collaborative effort in 2007, adidas and Star Wars have managed to provide one of few bridges between fanatics of both sneakers and the popular movie franchise. The tradition continues with new footwear and apparel from the collection available today.

The Force is strong with the Darth Vader-inspired Ultrastar, which features a premium black leather upper with the helmet of the original trilogy’s chief antagonist worked into the shell toe. Red takes care of the inner liner, Three Stripes and laces, which are complemented by gold ‘STAR WARS’ lace jewels. Perhaps a nod to the hip-hop roots of adidas Originals, Run DMC-style Star Wars branding appears on the heel of each shoe.

Accompanying Darth Vader will be Stormtroopers, represented by a white-based colorway of the adidas Originals Superskate. This remix of the Superskate makes use of tonal markings throughout the upper, but gives the shoe plenty of pop with colorful graphic work on the inner liner, tongue, heel and lace tips. Taking care of things below is a translucent outsole, which once again reveals colorful graphics on the underfoot.

The new adidas Originals x Star Wars Collection is available to purchase in limited quantities at Eastbay.

adidas Originals x Star Wars Ultra Star Darth Vader

adidas Originals x Star Wars Superskate Mid Stormtrooper

adidas Originals x Star Wars Superskate Mid Stormtrooper

adidas Originals x Star Wars Superskate Mid Stormtrooper