It won’t have escaped your notice that a new Star Wars film is on its way. I’m a Star Wars child. I remember the excitement of seeing The Empire Strikes Back at the cinema. I’ve lost my way with the story line over the years, and don’t really know who the Naboo are. Give me Hans Solo, Chewy, C3PO, R2D2, and Princess Leia and I know where I am. Anyway, as you might expect, there’ll be some merchandising and some opportunist marketing. And then there’ll be shoes that light up AND have a Star Wars theme. Oh yes! Kickers are on the case.
The infants and juniors collection features light up lightsabers and flashing soles. Kids can choose Jedi or Sith with characters like Darth Vader, Master Yoda and Tie Fighter Pilot.
You’ll find these at John Lewis, Harrods & Selfridges
Prices start at £65
PS If your other half is a Star Wars nut, there are even Storm Trooper boots for big boys…