You know the drill: sometimes I stress out and make a Star Wars dress. I have a problem, I know. This was last year’s stress relief. I regret nothing because it’s comfy.
Oh and also it has pockets.
Stormtrooper Dress: Custom
Imperial Necklace/Earrings: Box Lunch
Stormtrooper Purse: Sent from Mars
Black Heels: Ralph Lauren
Entirely by accident, I turned around one day and realized that I had amassed a collection of Star Wars sneakers. Obviously, the only possible answer was to write up a post comparing and contrasting them. Because this is a geek fashion blog.
Stylistically, all three shoes bring something different to the table. Musterband’s Skywalker X-Wing sneakers are much flashier and eye-catching while the Sperry and Po-Zu offerings can fly under the radar a little better. I’ve mentioned before that I always get compliments when I wear the Musterbrand ones. That said, the design aspects of all three shoes are great. I wouldn’t have bought them if I didn’t think they looked cute. I love how the Sperry sneakers incorporate the Death Star wall motif on the back and how they introduce lime green into what’s usually a very drab color palette.
Comfort-wise… we’re dealing with two very different classifications. Po-Zu is known for how comfortable their shoes are supposed to be and the Falcon sneakers are no different although admittedly not quite as cushy as their Rey boots. There was no awkward break-in time involved. I’ve worn them all day twice in the week since I got them and had no issues. Likewise, the Musterbrand shoes are also fairly comfortable although they do get a little less comfortable later in the day. The Sperry shoes however… it’s not great. I found that they’re not terribly cushy inside and that the back cuts into the heel of my foot. Even with the addition of heel liners, they’re only shoes I can wear for a few hours at most which is a shame.
Bottom line? Musterbrand’s offering is eye catching and great, Po-Zu’s is incredibly comfortable and low key, and Sperry’s are… maybe pass on these.
Do you have a favorite pair of Star Wars sneakers? Share with us in the comments!
If you hadn’t seen it already, Kohl’s recently debuted a really neat Rogue One inspired collection. I swung by one of their stores a few weeks ago to check it out (and tweeted my experience with the entire collection) and ended up buying a few pieces. A holiday brunch was a great excuse to wear the jumpsuit for the first time!
Imperial Stars Jumpsuit: Kohl’s
Imperial Cog Necklace: The Colorful Geek
Silver Earrings: Ralph Lauren
Black Pumps: BCBG
If you’re like me, you grew up being a firm Rebel. It was all about the Rebel Alliance and the Jedi and the X-Wing pilots. APPARENTLY THOUGH, you should probably not wear an X-Wing hoodie to help volunteer with the 501st as you slide towards the dark side because them all of your friends will give you crap. And so I was inspired to make a dress that I could not only wear to work but that could double as Imperial chic especially for when I work the table or other events with my future garrison.
I made the dress back in the fall and wore it to the TFA premiere and all the pieces fell into place for me to wear it to Katsucon to work the 501st table the first day of the con! Thank you so much to the ever wonderful Rich and Strange Photography for taking this shot during one of my breaks wandering the convention.