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Saturday, 29 April 2017

These Reebok Aliens Sneakers Are Seriously Cool Kicks

Reebok continues their Alien Stompers series this summer with a brand new set inspired by the epic final battle witnessed in James Cameron's 1986 masterpiece, Aliens.

Sure to set fans into overdrive, the new set features two pairs of Alien Stompers sneakers inspired by the infamous Queen Alien and Power Loader respectively. Each pair of shoes features nods to the film’s heritage on every strap and come packaged in a tricked out double box with parts of the film's script engrained throughout.

Obviously, Reebok has left nothing out!

In regards to the Power Loader shoes, designer Xavier Jones wanted to keep the final product as close as possible to the iconic machine seen on screen. "I wanted to keep it as close to the OG spec as possible,”  Jones says. “But I embellished it with those details if you were a die-hard fan you would get it as soon as you see it."

"I took design influence from the top of the canopy of the machine where it was a net, so I added a mesh on top of the label," he adds. "Calling back to the original series of the shoe, it was a machine, the P5000, so I added that on the strap as well."

When it came to designing the Alien Queen sneakers, designer Chris Hill wanted to capture the look and overall lack of appeal of the creature seen on screen.

"The materials are black patent leather to give that black slimy wet look of the alien,” he says. “I wanted to keep everything blacked out and ominous like the alien itself."

He goes on to reveal that he had fans in mind when creating the overall look of the shoes.

"Parts of it are blacked out but glow in the dark. The XX121 on the shoe is the original name of the Xenomorph and I just dropped off the numbers. So that was just a nod that fans would get and if you’re not a fan you wouldn’t notice it."

And, if you think the sneakers are impressive, wait until you see the box they come in!

Chris Hill logged at least 300 man-hours getting every single detail right in the design.
"Some of the icons are directly from the movie and some others were a play on words like ‘check door seals, check shoe seals,’" he says. Oh, and don't worry, that final line, "Get away from her, you B*TCH," also found it’s way into the box’s final design. 

The Reebok Alien Stomper “Final Battle” pack arrives in stores July 18th for $325.

Will you be adding these cool kicks to your collection this summer?

Source: Reebok

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