Last year, Hasbro and Reebok celebrated the Power Rangers by Mighty Morphin with a collection of shoes and clothing for the whole family. This time around, the two shed light on Rita Repulsa, Rito Revolto, and Lord Zedd, three of the Power Rangers’ enemies. Each inspires one of three silhouettes – the Instapump Fury, the new Hurrikaze II Low and the Answer IV.
Let’s hear it for the wicked – As the main antagonist of the series, Lord Zedd’s likeness takes over the Answer IV with a bright red and silver build. The devil is in the details, as the wavy leather evokes the villain’s exposed body (he doesn’t actually have skin). Lime green appears on the eyelets, and a light blue tube runs from toe to heel, just like the one attached to Zedd’s armor. It even picks up on Allen Iverson’s face placement on the outsole. A villain indeed.
Rita Repulsa’s Instapump Fury comes dressed in a salmon upper with black overlays. Gold and blue serve as accent shades reminiscent of the space witch’s swirling dress and feathered collar. Other elements of his attire can be seen on the jeweled tongue, reflecting his scepter, and the furry heel which mimics his helmet. Rita’s shoebox even shows her in the dumpster she’s supposed to be imprisoned in for ten thousand years.
The design of the Hurrikaze II Low reflects Rito Revolto’s split appearance with a camo print on the inside and a bone color on the outside. The message on the toes reads “Let’s Mamba!” and “I have a life and I love it”, while the tongue tags feature Revolto’s face and an “Evil Space Aliens” logo. He’s the simplest of the three, but he’s Rita’s brother, and siblings always want to be included.
Still nostalgic? — Superfans of the show will likely spot other hidden details in the shoes, like Rita’s love potion designs in Lord Zedd’s sockliner. The apparel will also launch alongside the shoes, which will be available March 25 on Reebok’s website. The Answer IV is priced at $170, the Instapump Fury at $200, and the Hurrikaze II Low at $140. And if that doesn’t make you want to stream all three seasons of the show on Netflix this Saturday morning, we don’t know what will.