adidas Originals takes on the creepy, cooky Christmas story in the upcoming Gremlins Stan Smith “Christmas Monster” dropping December 19th.
While not what most people would consider a holly-jolly Christmas film, the 1984 Steven Speilberg film Gremlins gave us one of the most adorable creatures in cinema: Gizmo. And the adidas Stan Smith takes Speilberg’s creation up a notch with the “Christmas Monster.”
At first glance, the faux fur/suede upper appears asymmetrically mismatched with Cardboard Brown and Core White taking over half of each Stan Smith. However, turning the shoes around to the heel reveals two very large, and adorably recognizable mogwai eyes.
Keeping in theme with the rules established for keeping your mogwai cute and non-psychotic, both sneakers come coated in GORE-TEX’s waterproof tech, perfect for winter snow and of course rain. Other fun details include the sole inserts covered in symbols reminding the wearing not to expose them to light, get them wet or feed after midnight atop a bumpy Green gremlin skin background, warning what happens should the rules be ignored. Finally, the Gremlins x adidas Originals Stan Smith “Christmas Monster” arrive in a gift-wrapped box similar to the one Gizmo was placed in as a present to the film’s main character Billy from his father.
Overall, the design is fun, fresh, cute, and campy. Sneakers like these are rare to come by so do what you can to cop them when they release December 19th retailing for $120. And don’t forget to follow the rules so your Gizmo doesn’t turn into a gremlin.
Gremlins x adidas Original Stan Smith
Colorway: Cardboard/Core White/CoreWhite
Style Code: S42669
Retail Price: $120
Release Date: December 19th
Primary Market: adidas.com
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