Just in case your recently-arrived Blu-ray set isn't satisfying your appetite for Star Wars goodness, feast your eyes on these Adidas Star Wars Campus Wampa Sneakers ($150). Inspired by the mythical snow beast that nearly serves up some Luke stew in Empire, these limited edition kicks feature a full grain leather upper, suitably covered in "Wampa fur" — horsehair — a Star Wars-emblazoned removable insole, a Herringbone-patterned outsole for added grip, and a Wampa tongue badge and logo. They may smell bad, kid, but they'll keep you warm.
We might not have an NBA season this year, but that's not going to stop players from playing — or releasing new signature kicks. The Nike LeBron 9 ($TBA) is, as the name suggests, the ninth edition of King James' sneaker, and boasts integrated Flywire technology for a secure fit and Hyperfuse construction — a first for a Nike basketball shoe — to create a one-piece upper that's as lightweight as possible while offering maximum protection. Nike Pro Combat-inspired padding in the inner collar, and a combination of Max Air 180 and Nike Zoom cushioning for comfort and responsiveness. It drops next month in a limited edition "Cannon" colorway and on NikeiD.com, so you can create your own "Three Quarters and a Bag of Tears" version.
Think Vans were only suitable for skaters and casual, summertime hangouts? Think again. These Vans Vault LX Sneakers ($85-$90) represent the high-end of Vans' offerings, featuring understated, tri-tone designs, premium leather uppers, white ostrich skin details, antique white panels, off white vulcanized soles, and with low cut (46) or mid-cut ('77) builds.