Ahsoka has become the talk of the Star Wars universe and fandom since the show first premiered on Disney+ on the 22nd of August, 2023. With custom sneakers for every fandom becoming increasingly popular, fans want a better representation of their favourite heroes and heroines. Luckily, Brandon Krige at Fortress of Solitude knows what he is doing and designed a stunning pair of Ahsoka Tano-inspired Star Wars x Nike Air Jordan 11 sneakers.
Ahsoka Tano is a Togruta female who was once a Jedi Padawan of Anakin Skywalker but was cast out from the Jedi Order. She established a network of various rebellion cells against the Galactic Empire. The Ahsoka Disney+ series picks up with the character after the fall of the Galactic Empire when she is investigating threats to a now vulnerable galaxy. Brought to life by the beautiful Rosario Dawson, Ahsoka’s story continues, and what better way to celebrate the success of the Disney+ show than with an epic pair of custom Star Wars x Nike Air Jordan 11: Ahsoka Tano edition sneakers?
Starting from the bottom, we see a stunning orangey-gum outsole perfectly representing Ahsoka’s skin. You wouldn’t even be able to tell that it was semi-translucent without the white midsole that perfectly brightens the lower half of the shoe.
Above that, the classic Air Jordan 11 patent leather section has a perfect shiny splendour, with the heel section reflecting a grey-blue back area, complemented by white that wraps around the whole front. The white section has a grey-blue pattern representing the forehead part of Ahsoka Tano’s face markings in the Disney+ show.
Above the patent leather section is the upper of the shoe. The heel counter is the same grey-blue as the patent-leather section and connects perfectly with the plain lace straps across the sneaker. The element of having grey-blue lace straps is perfectly reminiscent of Ahsoka’s Togruta montrals and headtails, what people would think of as her hair. These are sensory devices of her race, the Togruta, a sentient humanoid species.
Beneath the lace straps is a section of white leather with many grey-blue shapes on it, all representing the face shapes that Ahsoka has been represented with over the years of her appearances in the Star Wars Universe. The tongue is the opposite, with the tongue being grey-blue with the image of Ahsoka in the centre.
While Ahsoka had green twin lightsabres in The Clone Wars, the Disney+ version decided to swap out the green glow for a pair of duel heavenly white lightsabres, so we kept the theme going. The laces throughout the lace unit are a fitting stark white that perfectly matches the sneakers’ midsole.
The lace dubrae perfectly represents Ahsoka’s headdress from the Disney+ series, with the symmetrical stones in her headpiece represented across a shaped brown part. These are the perfect sneakers if this brave former Jedi Knight becomes your new favourite Star Wars Universe character.