Anakin Skywalker’s New Shoes

Image: Helene McLaughlin
Image: Helene McLaughlin

When Anakin was a young boy, he must have been outfitted with shoes from the Stride Rite on Tatooine. These children’s shoes are the latest in the Star Wars collection offered by Stride Rite. This latest collection was designed especially for the youngling that isn’t sure wether they are destined to be a Jedi or a Sith. The shoes are designed with color morphing lightsabers! Younglings can explore both sides of the force equally before they must choose.

The Stride Rite brand’s famous quality is incomparable to other brands of kids shoes, and their newest collection is no exception. The designers have taken exceptional care to create shoes that can withstand the rigorous activities of my wild and crazy kids. My son is very hard on his shoes and being a very quickly growing four year old, you can imagine how many shoes we go through as a family. Stride Rite shoes are the only brand of shoes that have lasted long enough to be passed down to his younger brother and beyond, this is why I’m always willing to spend $45-56 on a pair of Stride Rite shoes because I know that they will last.

There are three new designs in the Star Wars collection, the Star Wars Morphing sneaker, the Star Wars Jedi to Sith sneakers and the Star Wars Clone Wars Captain Rex 2.0 sneaker. Each sneaker features a new enhanced light system.

Star Wars™ by Stride Rite Morphing Lightsaber Image: Stride Rite
Star Wars™ by Stride Rite Morphing Lightsaber Image: Stride Rite

The Morphing sneaker has a lightsaber that lights up either green or red each time you step, the new side of this being that your child can choose which color light they prefer. I’m thinking of having my 4 year old set his shoes each morning to let me know if he wakes up on the wrong side of the bed or not.

Star Wars™ by Stride Rite Jedi to Sith  Image: Stride Rite
Star Wars™ by Stride Rite Jedi to Sith
Image: Stride Rite

 

The Jedi to Sith sneaker features Stride Rite exclusive light and dark sensor technology. Anakin’s lightsaber blinks bright blue with each step, however when you enter the shadows or night falls, the lights glow red. These shoes foreshadow Anakin’s turn to the dark side.

Star Wars™ by Stride Rite Captain Rex™ 2.0  Image: Stride Rite
Star Wars™ by Stride Rite Captain Rex™ 2.0
Image: Stride Rite

 

The Captain Rex 2.0, is an updated version of the popular Clone Wars character shoe. Now with every step the black of Captain Rex’s helmet lights up showing his very own silhouette.

 

 

When I asked my son to pick his favorite shoe he carefully looked at each of them, examining all of the buttons and lights and settled on the Morphing sneaker as his favorite. He is now sporting green lightsabers everywhere he goes, although more often then not I’ll find that he has changed them to red by the end of the day. I wonder if I have the next Anakin Skywalker living under my roof.

Stride Rite provided samples of the shoes for review. 

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