Star Wars x Sperry Cloud CVO Death Star shoe review

Year: 

2017

MSRP: 

75.00

Photos By: 

Jorge S

Review By: 

Jorge S

Review: 

The other day we received a package from shoe and clothing manufacturer Sperry. The package contained a pair of the recently released shoes from their Star Wars line. Sperry launched their line of Star Wars themed shoes that celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope on August 10th. There are two types of shoes available slip-on and CVO/tie. The slip-on line includes three designs that feature droids (R2-D2/C-3PO), smugglers (Han Solo and Chewbacca), and McQuarrie concept with Starkiller vs Darth Vader on one shoe and an X-wing on the other. The McQuarrie shoes are available only on Sperry.com. There are two themes for the CVO/tie shoes Rebel Pilot and Death Star. The shoes retail for $74.95 and avaibale at Sperry.com and select retail locations. Sizes range from 4 to 13 for Men and 5 to 12 for Women. 

We received a pair of the Cloud CVO Death Star shoes. These shoes came in a nice looking box that featured the Rebel and Imperial insignias on the sides and the Star Wars Sperry logo on the lid of a black box. On the inside of the box we see the McQuarrie concept art of the Death Star battle. This battle includes X-wings, Y-wings, T.I.E. fighters, Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, and a planet (Yavin). This was a great touch the art of Ralph McQuarrie was instrumental in developing the Star Wars movies. 

In the box we received two inserts one for the Droids themed (R2-D2 & C-3PO) shoes and one featuring the Death Star battle art by Ralph McQuarrie. The Droids insert shows the shoes in the sand resembling them walking through the desert of Tatoonie. The Death Star battle insert is the same artwork found on the inside of the box. 

The shoes are a black canvas with light grey shoe laces and a white sole. On the outside of each shoe you will see the Imperial insignia stamped on. There is a neon green line between the sole and the canvas. I must admit at first I couldn't figure out why they did that then I realized that it represents the Death Stars laser, which I thought was very unique. I will also admit I didn't notice it in the pictures I saw on the Sperry website. On the heel of the shoe there is a patch that resembles a panel from the Death Star and the Sperry logo. The inside of the shoe has the Star Wars Sperry logo on the insert. The sole features "Razor Cut Wave Siping", which makes it look like these shoes would be very slick to be honest I expected more treads. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried them on and didn't slip when walking around the house. 

In conclusion, these shoes are very nice and a great tribute to Star Wars: A New Hope. The craftsmanship is great the stitching looks solid. The shoe color is listed as black, but actually looks like it is more of a dark grey or stone washed black, which l think resembles the surface of the Death Star. I wasn't sure what to make of the neon green stripe in between the sole and the canvas, but after thinking about it I realized it was representing the laser beam from the Death Star, and was a great idea. The Imperial logo is another great touch it is slightly faded and looks good. The Death Star panel on the heel looks great. I liked how the shoes felt when I tried them on. I was a little concerned because I do wear a size 13 and have experienced that not all shoes are the same. When I first saw the soles I was concerned that these shoes would be very slick those concerns were shattered when I started to walk around the house and didn't slip at all. 

I will say that these shoes would make a nice addition to any Star Wars collection. If you plan on wearing these I would suggest get some water repellent spray to water proof the canvas so your feet don't get wet if you get caught in the rain. 

I want to thank Sperry and their PR firm for sending these shoes to me it is greatly appreciated. 

 

 

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