Reebok has revealed its first Reebok x Power Rangers Collection, which is in partnership with Hasbro.
The design is inspired by the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and features the decorations seen on the Zords of the show.
Power Rangers is celebrating 28 continuous years on the air, with Hasbro making big plans for the franchise. This makes Power Rangers one of the longest-running kids’ live-action series in television history, with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. As many fans know, the franchise was made possible by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The franchise then moved to Disney, back to Saban, and now owned by Hasbro, with Power Rangers Dino Fury currently airing.
Power Rangers Takes Over Reebok
The 90’s nostalgic, full-family, footwear collection pairs iconic Reebook silhouettes with the five core Rangers of the show series. This includes Red, Blue, Black, Yellow, and Pink Ranger designs and also a Megazord design is part of the collection too. As fans may see, the Tyranno, Triceratops, Mastodon, Sabertooth Tiger, and Pterodactyl zords have all had their designs influenced to represent each Ranger respectively.
Highlights of the Reebok x Power Rangers line include:
Zig Kinetica II Red Ranger ($140) –
The Red Ranger’s impressive athleticism and powerful personality pairs perfectly with Reebok’s all-new Zig Kinetica II. The Zig Kinetica II Red Ranger also features a jagged toe box to represent the Tyrannosaurus Zord’s teeth with silver Zord accents along the midsole. Also available in Zig Dynamica for grade school and preschool.
Nano X1 Black Ranger ($150) –
This version of Reebok’s most versatile training shoe yet, the Nano X1, was inspired by the Black Ranger’s sleek look, agility and speed. The Nano X1 Black Ranger allows you to perform a wide range of physical activities in style. The shoe even features a heel tab design that references the Black Ranger’s signature 90s fashion sense. Available in adult sizing.
Club C Legacy Blue Ranger ($120) –
Rather than being at the forefront of every fight, the Blue Ranger’s power comes from within. This Club C Legacy pays homage to the Blue Power Ranger’s work through the translucent sole, which shows an important aspect of the shoe that is often shrouded by the outsole. The sneaker also includes a white collar and heel blocking to resemble the design of the Triceratops Zord’s crown. Available in adult, grade school and preschool sizing.
Freestyle Hi Pink Ranger ($120) –
Reebok’s Freestyle Hi, the first workout shoe made exclusively for women, is the perfect silhouette to represent the Pink Ranger, known for promoting individual empowerment and investing in others by teaching aerobics at her community center. The shoe also incorporates pink stripes down the front of the upper that make reference to the Pterodactyl Zord, as well as a green broken heart on the inside strap that alludes to the Pink Ranger’s relationship with the Green Ranger. Available in women’s, grade school and preschool sizing.
Club C Yellow Ranger ($100) –
The Club C, a silhouette known for its’ adaptability from the skate park to the tennis court, matches the Yellow Power Ranger’s signature versatility. In addition to Zord markings, the Club C Yellow Ranger features a wing logo on the back of the tongue as a tribute to Yellow Ranger actress Thuy Trang. Available in adult sizing.
Question Mid Megazord ($180) –
The Question Mid Megazord features a range of markings to represent the Zord, from the black and yellow logo on the tongue that resembles Zord eyes to the V-printed eyelets that emulate Zord teeth. The shoe also includes a question mark on the right toe with an M for Megazord.
The Ranger Lightning Bolt and Power Coins are a fantastic final touch on all the designs. The metallic-like material is also a representation of the Zords.
All six options in adult sizes will be packaged in shoeboxes that resemble each part of the Megazord. The idea is that if a fan is able to collect them all, they can assemble the boxes to form a limited edition Megazord figure. This is brilliant as it is a perfect reflection of the zord combination gimmick in the show.
Out of all the choices in this collection, it does seem that the Yellow Ranger has the best likeness as it uses a lot more of the designs seen on the Sabertooth Tiger Zord. The Blue and Pink Ranger designs are also close matching the zord designs, especially blue with use of Triceratops’ frill design. Pink does have white as a dominant colour, which some Pink fans might find less appealing, but it suits the Ranger and Zord concept perfectly.
The Red and Black Ranger designs do seem to be just a dominant use of one colour compared to others, however, they do have detailing in general, and decorations on the side of the shoe that really stands out. Fans will likely love the Megazord shoe as it does represent all, but could put off others for being asymmetrical.
The Question Mid Megazord is now available exclusively at Reebok, and all remaining models in the Reebok x Power Rangers collection will be available at both Reebok.com and various additional retailers.
What do you think of these shoe designs? Will you be collecting them all? What is your favorite Design? What other designs would you love to see in the future? Let us know on social media, or in the comments below, and keep following The Illuminerdi for more Power Rangers.
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