We here at Geeks OUT have a well-documented crush on Sigourney Weaver - she was the second in our line of celebrity queer geek icons art shows (Dream Weaver). Years ago, we got everyone on the Sigourney-love-train, from fans at NYCC to our Canadian Gay Nerds friends. And as if that wasn't enough, the lady icon herself sent us a message of support for our humble little Sigourney-fest.
So you know we will be throwing elbows in Ripley-approved fashion to get at the Reebok (Alien) Stompers that Ms. Weaver sported in Aliens. The shoes were made by Reebok specifically for the movie, and the official version has not been available from Reebok since 1987, the year after the release of the film. In fact, this marks the first time the high-top version, which replicates the boots worn in the film, will be available to the public. Previously, Reebok released only mid-top versions were available.
Imagine asking for a raise in these. UNSTOPPABLE.
Reebok is following in the footsteps (see what I did there?) of Nike's release of the Air Mags on "Back to the Future Day," bringing back their iconic footwear as part of the newly-minted "Alien Day" (promotional) holiday on on April 26, 2016. April 26 (4/26)is a nod to LV-426 (AKA Acheron) is the name of the "dead rock" planet on which the crew of the Nostromo had the bad luck of finding Xenomorph eggs. The rest is Alien (future) history.
Naysayers have sneered at the "fake holidays" our corporate media overlords have created. From October 25, 2015 (the day Back to the Future's Marty McFly skidded into the future) to May the 4th (Star Wars' lispy nod to the Jedi salutation), there's a sentiment that these clearly manufactured "holidays" cheapen the experience of these beloved franchises. That's up to you to decide, but it's undeniable these events (and promo items like the Stompers), manufactured as they are, excite fans. Clearly, they know what we want. And we want the Stompers.
Are you KIDDING me with this attention to detail? GEEK HEAVEN.