While the reception to Rise of Skywalker might not be 5 stars all round, the new Adidas Star Wars range of running shoes should find plenty of fanboys and girls – but mainly boys, let's face it.
A few of the best Adidas running shoes you can get have now become R2D-shoes! (opens in new tab) They have undergone a transformation every bit as dramatic as Anakin Skywalker when he became Darth Vader, but with considerably less grotesque results, and no attempted genocide.
So, in other words, the Alphaedge 4D and Adidas Ultraboost 19 now sport Adidas x Star Wars colourways and prints. And slightly to our surprise, they didn’t sell out in 5 minutes. Every size and colour is still on sale.
• Shop the whole Adidas x Star Wars Collection (opens in new tab)
• Buy Adidas Ultraboost 19 x Star Wars shoes at Adidas (opens in new tab)
• Buy Adidas Alphaedge 4D x Star Wars running shoes at Adidas (opens in new tab)
There are also Adidas Original trainers, Adidas hoodies and Adidas bags in the Star Wars Collections. Even better, some items are already discounted, like the D Rose 10 Star Wars basketball shoes (opens in new tab) and the Harden Star Wars Aurebesh Hoodie (opens in new tab), head over to Adidas and check them out yourself.
T3's top picks from the Adidas Star Wars Collection
Adidas Alphaedge 4D running shoes – Star Wars
Now you will see the power of the dark side. The Adidas AlphaEdge 4D cross training running shoes are paying homage to the famed franchise with Death Star detailing and iconic quotes displayed on the heel tab.
The Adidas AlphaEdge 4D is a versatile model featuring a 3D-printed lattice midsole which delivers support and cushioning right where you need it – under your feet. The web-like construction effectively responds to different foot pronation and supports your feet just right.
The Primeknit fabric on the top follows the shape of the upper part of your feet and feels pretty much like wearing knitted socks; it has a bit of a give without losing support, eliminating the need for having to break in the shoes.
• Buy the Adidas Alphaedge 4D Star Wars running shoes at Adidas (opens in new tab)
Adidas Ultraboost 19 Star Wars shoes
• Read T3's Adidas Ultraboost 19 review here (opens in new tab)
We really liked the Adidas Ultraboost 19 running shoes when they came out earlier this year; they are bridging the gap between performance running shoes and fashion footwear efficiently.
As we said earlier: "There are more versatile shoes that will work better for fast running alongside easy runs, and some of them look as good as the UltraBOOST as well – the Nike Epic React or Adidas’s own SolarBOOST, for instance – but the UltraBOOST 19 still has its place as a great running shoe that doesn’t lack in style."
• Buy the Adidas Ultraboost 19 Star Wars shoes at Adidas (opens in new tab)
Adidas Ultraboost S&L DNA Star Wars
We like the S&L because it mixes retro looks with great cushioning for a good ride every day. And indeed, the Adidas S&L DNA was "designed for everyday running, these shoes have a soft textile upper with leather overlays. Responsive cushioning works with a flexible outsole to return energy to your stride." – to quote the Adidas website.
The Adidas S&L DNA was given the Death Star look: it blends orange, light and dark grey tones which really emphasises the throwback aesthetic of these shoes.
• Buy the Adidas Ultraboost S&L DNA Star Wars shoes at Adidas (opens in new tab)