In addition to the adidas Crazy 1, the most recognizable villain of all-time, Darth Vader, will be once again represented this time on the NMD R1 silhouette as part of the brand’s latest Star Wars “Character Collection.”
Within the universe of the Star Wars x adidas collaborations, it seems no episode out of the entire chronology is off limits as the themes themselves often go from modern to retro at lightspeed. First tapping icons such as Yoda and newer protagonists like Rey, the releases have only now begun to embrace the dark side with inspirations drawing from Storm Troopers and now the legendary Darth Vader. Once at the top of the Empire itself, the prophesied hero turned villain is now taking up ship on the NMD R1 with colors resemblant of his most recognizable features. Black armor swaps out for woven layers at the upper next to overlaid pieces and taped strips following in that very same tone, only texture is slightly divergent as they prefer a rubber-like finish or slight gloss, respectively.
This special offering of the adidas NMD features an all-Black upper paired with Orange contrasting accents throughout. A gradient Boost midsole, the famous quote “Join me and together we can rule the galaxy” on the heels references to what he said to Luke after revealing that he is his father completed with his portrait branded on the tongues, Star Wars lace dubrae and co-branded insoles.