Reebok unveils Aliens-inspired Bug Stomper shoes
For fans looking for a unique form of collectible merchandise from the James Cameron sci-fi action horror classic Aliens, Reebok has a surprise for you in the form of the Bug Stompers shoes worn by the characters throughout the film, which can be viewed in the gallery below! (Via JoBlo)
Reebok previously brought the Bug Stomper style to life with designs inspired by the Alien Queen and the Power Loader and now the latest design features the Colonial Marine style camouflage with graphics including a Bug Stomper label to give them an authentic vibe, with the upper portion of the shoe made of a supple, full-grain leather.
In addition to the Bug Stomper label, the shoes features the line “We endanger species” from the logo for the Bug Stomper dropship in the film and the googly eyes that were on the armor worn by Bill Paxton’s Private Hudson. The new shoes will go on sale through the Reebok website on Saturday April 25 just in time for Alien Day on Sunday and will be available for the price of £169.95, which for U.S. shoppers is in the range of $215.
Written and directed by Cameron, the 1986 action horror classic picked up 57 years after the events of the 1979 original and sees Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley recruited by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation to accompany a unit of space marines to investigate the lost contact with a colony being established on the exomoon in which she originally encountered the titular creature. She and the soldiers must then face off against hordes of the hostile creatures, which have been using the colony members to farm newborns for the Alien Queen.
In addition to Weaver, the cast comprised of Michael Biehn (The Terminator), Paul Reiser (Stranger Things), Lance Henriksen (Mom and Dad) and Bill Paxton (Twister). The film was a critical and commercial hit upon release, grossing over $180 million at the global box office and earning seven Oscar nominations, including Best Actress for Weaver.