April 26th of 2016 is Alien Day. If you’re scratching your head, it’s because you don’t remember the name of the planetoid the crew of the Nostromo lands on, LV-426.
Reebok released this statement today detailing their plans for the release of a real product modeled after Sigourney Weaver’s character Ellen Ripley’s shoes seen in Aliens:
Reebok is releasing an exact replica of the Alien high-top Stompers worn by Weaver as Ellen Ripley. Also being released is the mid-top version worn by Lance Henrikson as the android Bishop. The movie sneakers will be available beginning April 26 at Reebok.com and select Reebok stores worldwide.
The Stompers hold a unique place in the movies. The shoes were made by the company specifically for the James Cameron film and became, along with Back to the Future’s Nike Air Mag, one of cinema’s famous footwear.
Reebok released the version of the shoe a year after the movie opened, but only for a limited time. The shoes have enjoyed a revival in recent years, with cosplayers making their own versions and while certain shops made their own custom versions.
Most iterations of the shoes were not the high-top model but the mid-top, making the new shoes faithful to what was seen on screen.
Needless to say, I absolutely HAVE to have these, more than the Back To The Future power-lacers.