These sneakers generally look matte black with a neat pattern, but the second a flash goes off that all changes. The Adidas Flux Xeno and Superstar Xeno sneakers are made with a material that reflects bright light back in a rainbow of iridescent color:

In natural light, the black material appears faint with deep shimmers of iridescent colors. But with the flash of a camera, the material explodes with bright colors, spanning the entire rainbow spectrum. The material doesn’t just reflect one color but changes as the angle of the light shifts. The shoe is completely transformed through the lens of a smart phone camera in both video and photos, appearing at first glance as an optical illusion.

They’ll retail from $110 to $140 when they go on sale at retailers February 13th.

See more pictures after the break.

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Designer Raf Simons created two space suit-inspired footwear designs which have been included in Adidas’ 2015 line of products. Each offers a combination of shiny and matte-finish silver fabrics for a distressed look, as well as high-contrast stitching, bright gold threads, machined metal valves and faux straps to provide the impression that they are supposed to be worn in orbit.

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The styles are slated for release in stores and on the Adidas website this summer.

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Adults get plenty of rad Star Wars merchandise, but I can’t help but envy the options made available to kids. For example, Adidas is launching a new Star Wars Originals collection on January 8th and it’s only for children. The line includes two pairs of sneakers: one with Darth Vader and one with Yoda. Both shoes feature glow in the dark detailing. Yeah, I want them too.

If your kid needs a track suit to go with the shoes, Adidas will have them available in matching Vader and Yoda styles.

See the Yoda shoes and the track suits after the break.

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When you look through the photos on your Instagram feed, do any of them jump out at you and say, “Hey, please print me on shoes?” If so, you’re in luck because Adidas is going to make that dream a reality. With their upcoming Photo Print App for the ZX Flux, you’ll be able to take a photo (please don’t choose a selfie or a food pic) and get the image printed onto their ZX Flux sneakers. The app will be available for iPhone and Android users this August.

It’s a neat enough idea, but I’m not convinced the images will look crisp and defined on shoes. I also imagine that there will be rules preventing the use of images with copyrighted brands and potentially offensive content. We’ll see.

See examples of the concept and a teaser ad for the shoes after the break.

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If you were considering buying Adidas’ Star Wars Campus Wampa Sneakers, you’ll be happy to know that there are now detailed photos of these horse hair-covered kicks to help aid your decision. Check out the rest of the gallery after the break.

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Adidas has proved that tennis shoes and Star Wars are a snazzy (and comfortable) combo. Designer Freehand Profit decided to take it one step further—he made a wearable Stormtrooper helmet from two pairs of Adidas sneakers.

It looks more comfortable than the standard armor bucket, but I don’t want to think about the smell. If you want to wear sneakers on your head, you can bid on this piece right now at eBay.

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Adidas is going green with these limited edition Kermit the Frog Superstar II sneakers! Look for them wherever adidas Originals are sold starting this November, but you might be able to score them on Citysole in late October.

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The latest line of Star Wars themed shoes are in stock online and available to teleport into your closet (well, if the Star Wars universe had teleporters). You can choose from the Luke Skywalker Hoth shoes pictured above, a Wampa design, a Darth Vader option, or from a line of Superstar shoes. Any of these footwear options are guaranteed to help you get away from bounty hunters.

Don’t forget to check out more on the Fall/Winter 2011 Adidas Star Wars collection here.

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Another season of Star Wars gear is on it’s way from adidas Originals. So far, the highlights appear to be the awesome jackets—especially the flight jacket pictured above.

Check out more of the collection after the break.

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Starting this spring we will have a whole new crop of Star Wars-themed footwear and apparel from adidas. No details on price or the exact date of availability just yet, but you can check out some samples from the collection after the break.

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