Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hellboy + Adidas = Golden Army Special Edition Sneakers

Adidas Originals, Universal Studios & Guillermo Del Toro (the film's director), and Dark Horse Comics & Mike Mignola (the original comic book artist of Hellboy) collaborated to create these two special edition sneakers to be released in August 2008, coinciding with the release of the movie Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

The first shoe, the Forum Mid-Golden Army, is limited to 5000 pieces worldwide and features gold, black and white, with Hellboy featured on the outsole and footbed. The second shoe, the Stan Mid-Hellboy, is limited to 1000 pieces worldwide and is black with an image of Hellboy featured on the side. Both shoes come in exclusively designed Hellboy shoe boxes and each shoe has its own unique wrapping tissue.

I am a huge fan of designer collaborations and I LOVE the idea of comic book/super hero branding being extended to footwear. Fans of the Hellboy franchise will definitely covet these rare treasures, the only question remaining is will these rare treasures ever be seen on anyone's foot or will they be permanently displayed or stored in order to maintain the resale value of these highly collectible sneakers? I would definitely rock them - shoes are meant to be worn (although purchasing 2 pairs may be tempting - one to wear and one to collect ;-)

Yay to Hellboy + Adidas!!!!


DÁmante said...

Coogi2G...did you find a pair yet?

Coogi2G said...


Thank you for the comment!

No, the Yonge and Dundas store was U-S-E-L-E-S-S!!!! Still searching :)