Scotty, beam us down to Payless to get our Starfleet-inspired kicks
Back in May, we told you about a limited-edition "Star Trek" X STPL X Airwalk high-top sneakers that were being released -- just 160 pairs in futuristic metallic silver with NCC-1701 embroidered on the heel, an example of how the future of apparel branding will involve the mining of TV and movie properties.
Now the other shoe has dropped with a full line of Starship Enterprise-influenced high-top sneakers beaming down to the shelves of a Payless near you, and Payless.com.
Like the limited kicks, this collection was designed by artist Jeff Staple (STPL), and the suede-with-canvas-accent shoes are served up in three Starfleet-uniform-inspired colorways of gold, blue and red and bear the triangular Starfleet insignia instantly recognizable to anyone who watched the 1966-69 sci-fi series.
At $49.99 they're a heck of a lot cheaper for the "Trek" fan on your holiday list than the $2,900 "Authentic James T. Kirk Captain's Chair" we recently spotted in the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photo: The STPL X Airwalk Hi Skate "Star Trek" Starfleet Edition ($49.99) boldly goes where no Enterprise crew member has gone before -- the aisles of Payless -- in colors inspired by the gold (command), blue (science) and red (security) uniforms of the Enterprise crew. Credit: CBS Consumer Products