May the cool kicks be with you!
The Switfish, Disney and Star Wars collab that has been “big in Japan” and South Korea has made its way to the States, exclusively online and in-store at Sportie LA. The Star Wars x Switfish pop-up space adjacent to Sportie LA in Los Angeles is in conjunction with the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, and Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.
The collection comprises three styles (in various colorways) inspired by some of the franchise’s favorite characters. Led by the Star Wars x Switfish premier collectible sneaker, which includes the Poe Dameron, BB-8, C-3P0, R2-D2, Darth Vader and Storm Trooper styles. These include a plastic design kit with pieces that can be cut out and attached to the shoes. Collectors can add a piece resembling parts of the Millennium Falcon and choose a side—The Resistance or The Empire. The sneakers retail at $179.95. The X-Wing Starfighter sneaker, like The Black One, retails for $85.95 and features a pilot figure to add to the cockpit on the tongue.
Other styles include a platform canvas sneaker ($79.95) inspired by characters like BB-8, Luke Skywalker, and R2-D2 include extra shoelaces resembling lightsabers. A slide sandal ($49.95) is inspired by characters like Chewbacca and Yoda and offer a simpler option for those who want to slip into the spirit of the Force.
“Producing a collection of this depth and caliber is no mean feat,” says Isack Fadlon, co-founder of Sportie LA. “For Switfish to give us this opportunity is a real honor.”
The Star Wars x Switfish pop-up space is open 12 p.m.-7 p.m., through Dec. 31st.