Reebok to launch Sigourney Weaver's Alien Stomper trainers

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Reebok to launch Sigourney Weaver's Alien Stomper trainers

Reebok has announced the release of the boot-like sneakers worn by Sigourney Weaver in 1986 sci-fi film Aliens.

The calf-height Alien Stompers were created specifically by the sportswear brand for Aliens – the second in the Alien movie series directed by James Cameron, which starred Weaver as warrant officer Ellen Ripley.

The designs feature three velcro straps, a bright red tongue and matching accents across the beige and grey upper.

Sigourney Weaver wearing the Alien Stompers as warrant officer Ellen Ripley in the 1986 sci-fi film Aliens
Sigourney Weaver wore the Alien Stompers as warrant officer Ellen Ripley in the 1986 sci-fi film Aliens

There is a growing trend for retro trainers, and Reebok's launch follows rival brand Nike's release of the self-lacing shoes from 1985 movie Back to the Future II.

Nike presented the first pair of the shoes to the film's lead Michael J Fox on 21 October 2015, the year his character Marty McFly travels to. Earlier this month, the brand unveiled a new pair of self-lacing trainers.

Following Back to the Future day last year, which gained a great deal of publicity, film studio 20th Century Fox has named 26 April 2016 as Alien Day. The date is connected to the fictional planet LV-426, where the parasitic life forms originate from.

Reebok to launch Sigourney Weaver's Alien Stomper trainers
A mid-cut version of the shoes will also be available, similar to those worn by Lance Henriksen as the android bishop

The films follow Ripley's continuing struggle to escape the aliens while stranded in deep space. They feature futuristic set and character designs by Swiss artist H R Giger.

On 26 April, the movies will be replayed in cinemas, and the replicas of Weaver's Alien Stompers will be released around the same time.

A special mid-cut version of the shoes will also be available, similar to those worn by actor Lance Henriksen as the android bishop.