Hot on the heels of the incredibly well-received Anthem Collection, sock supremo STANCE hits us with more high-quality essentials for the summer ahead. It’s the 40th anniversary of the acclaimed Star Wars franchise this year, and for a long time, May 4th has been known as “Star Wars Day”. STANCE has commemorated this special year with a May 4th drop of special Star Wars socks, which come in the same style packaging that was used for the movie’s matching action figures back in the ’70s and ’80s. Cue rampant nostalgia!
All of the socks feature a similar design, with two iconic characters from A New Hope re-imagined by Jeff McMillan and placed on the front of the ankle. Above we have the loveable duo of C-3PO and R2-D2, in their gold and white/blue colours standing out nicely against a white backdrop. Stripes have been added to the collar for a more athletic appearance, and the reinforced heel and toe come in black. The packaging is a classic cardboard-backed long box, with a plastic cover showcasing the socks just as it used to showcase the figurines.
The collection wouldn’t be complete without the two focal characters, Leia and Luke. Again they’ve been re-drawn in a very detailed way by Jeff McMillan and feature on the left and right socks respectively, sitting against a blue backdrop that represents Luke’s lightsaber and more broadly, the Force. Complementary white stripes wrap around the collar, and the toe and heel contrast nicely in black. The back of the packaging features the iconic movie poster design showing Luke and Leia, with Darth Vader looming imperiously over them.
Easily the brightest socks of the lot, these golden yellow ones feature two characters who come into contact right at the start of A New Hope – Obi-Wan Kenobi and a Tusken Raider. The colour represents the desert in which Obi-Wan is first seen, and he comes in his iconic brown-robed form. The Tusken Raider, looking as brutish as ever, is sporting similar robes and carrying a gaffi stick for good measure. Again the heel and toe contrast in black, and light stripes have been added to the collar.
All of the socks have been made using STANCE’s famed cotton blend, with an athletic ribbed build making them very stretchy and soft. The collar hugs the calf very nicely, and arch support has been added to enhance functionality. The seamless toe closure has been reinforced, as has the heel, to reduce the chances of holes appearing quickly, and finally, terry loop has been added to the forefoot, heel and toe to provide medium-level cushioning.
All in all, you’re getting STANCE’s trademark high-quality, performance-oriented socks, with awesome graphics and colourways to match. All of the socks above are available online here at Attitude and in our Colchester store, but in very limited quantities – so may the Force be with you!