I already like Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel aesthetic a whole lot, but translating its dark blue and red design into a sneaker just makes me like it even more.
Artist Jen Bartel has been teasing a collaboration between herself, Marvel and Adidas this week to celebrate the launch of Captain Marvel, and now we’ve finally gotten a really great look at it: A run of limited edition Adidas AM4s that replicate Carol’s Captain Marvel supersuit.
This Friday 3/8 ???????? #HigherFurtherFaster Limited Edition #CaptainMarvel Adidas AM4s designed by me, available exclusively at Foot Locker Flagship Stores & https://t.co/EifShUG9h8. Unisex sizing. International shipping available (with some limitations—please check ahead of time) pic.twitter.com/mb9Lsv5zLi
— Jen Bartel (@heyjenbartel) March 6, 2019
They’re the traditional colours from the comics, rather than being inspired by the Kree blue-and-green “Starforce” costume we’re also seeing in the movie (although that would also make for a cool shoe).
The design beyond that incorporates elements such as the gold suit lining and the Hala Star worn on Carol’s chest, and even a subtle cosmic design in the blue print to honour Captain Marvel’s mighty cosmic status.
It’s a really lovely design — even without the little Captain Marvel accoutrements, they’re nice sneaker colours in the first place, but the devil is in the details, as they say.
Unfortunately, the sneakers went on sale exclusively at Footlocker stores in the US and online early yesterday morning for $US150 ($214), and quickly sold out. There was some real competition trying to get them, too:
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) March 6, 2019
Even Carol herself wanted in. I wouldn’t want to get between Captain Marvel and a pair of her own Skrull-kickers.