Star Wars Day is just around the corner, and the legendary IP has teamed up with adidas for another sneaker release to celebrate the occasion. This year, Japan’s Nanzuka Studio contributes graphic artwork for a special pair of the Superstar XLG.

The relationship between adidas and Star Wars began in 2010, when the two released a massive collection of sneakers with the iconic action figure packaging. The two released regular projects in the years following, and even increased their output once Disney acquired the IP in 2012. Releases are usually centered around May 4th, the unofficial Star Wars Day, and this year the two have a special pair lined up, teaming up with Japanese art gallery Nanzuka to provide graphics. The project features the Superstar XLG, a modified version of the classic silhouette with a hefty midsole upgrade. Nanzuka’s art appears on either side, adding dense graphics alongside black & white images of C3-PO and R2-D2.


The latest release from Star Wars and adidas, with artwork by Japan’s Nanzuka, has been scheduled to release on May 4th, 2024, unofficially known as Star Wars Day. The Superstar XLG with artwork featuring C3PO and R2-D2 will likely be available from both adidas and select retailers, and the price tag is currently unknown. Check out the official images below for a better look at the unique graphics, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more sneaker release news and drop information.

Star Wars x Nanzuka x adidas Superstar XLG
Color: White/Core Black-Gold Metallic
Style Code: IF9249
Release Date: May 4, 2024
Price: TBA