Star Wars Icon Billy Dee Williams Celebrates Lando Calrissian-Inspired Adidas Shoes

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By Nobelle Borines | More Articles Hoarder of Fantasy Books and Stephen King Wannabe
September 19, 2020  02:42 PM


There is little doubt that Lando Calrissian is one of (if not the) coolest men in the galaxy so it's no surprise that Adidas has honored the former captain of the Millennium Falcon with his very own shoes. Not surprisingly, Star Wars legend Billy Dee Williams is loving the idea and has celebrated the release of the limited-edition shoes.

Williams took to his official Twitter account to share the new Adidas shoes. Check out his tweet below.

"I'm so honored," Williams wrote before tagging the official Adidas account.

The Lando Calrissian-inspired NMD R1 V2 is part of an ongoing collaboration between Star Wars and Adidas which has already released the Luke Skywalker-inspired Stan Smith and the Stormtrooper-style NMD R1. However, Lando's shoes are easily cooler with gold, black, and light blue details. Needless to say, these are shoes that Lando himself would love to wear.

"Issued in collaboration with Lucasfilm, this NMD shoe is one of four sneakers that celebrate the 40th Star Wars anniversary of Episode V. The hues of Lando's outfit on The Empire Strikes Back color this smooth sneaker. His picture on the tongue and one of his famous quotes confirm that this is, in fact, his shoe," the description for the shoe reads. You can get it for $170 here.

Williams recently reprised his role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and although Lando only appeared briefly in the film, he had an important role to play in pushing the story forward.

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