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Airwalk Launches Star Trek Sneakers November 11, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Apparel , trackback

Are you ready to walk like a Trekkie? This week Airwalk has launched its line of Star Trek footwear, available exclusively at Payless Shoes. The Star Trek high top sneaker comes in three Star Trek colors and a wide range of men’s sizes. More details and photos below.


Star Trek: The Sneaker

The "STPL x Airwalk Star Trek Terrain Starfleet Edition Hi Skate" was designed by prominent New York designer Jeff Staple. Each shoe features three Star Trek delta shield logos (back, front and on the tongue). The shoes are available in the three Star Trek uniform colors of engineering red, command gold and science blue (although Airwalk refers to them as burgundy, saffron, and sapphire). They are available in  men’s
sizes 6.5-13.

Airwalk Star Trek sneakers colors

The Star Trek sneakers are now available at Payless shoe stores across the country and retail for $49.99. You can also pick them up at Note: Gold shoes are online only.

Top & side view

Back view

Front view

Press Release



STPL x Airwalk™ Branded Sneakers Available Now Online and at Select Payless ShoeSource Stores

NEW YORK – November 11, 2009 — CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Entertainment, and Payless® ShoeSource will venture into the final frontier this week with the launch of the exclusive STPL x Airwalk™ Star Trek shoes. Taking inspiration from the iconic Starship Enterprise, the Terrain Starfleet Enterprise style is part of the STPL x Airwalk line — a unique, street-meets-skate collection designed exclusively by street style icon and New York-based designer jeffstaple — and is offered in three colors (red, blue and gold) inspired by Starfleet uniforms worn by the Starship Enterprise crew in the classic television series and this summer’s blockbuster film. The eye-catching high-top sneaker will retail for $49.99 at select
Payless ShoeSource stores and online at, while supplies last.

"The momentum for Star Trek only continues to grow during this banner year for the iconic brand," said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. "A whole new generation of Star Trek fans can now show off hip, stylish fashions just in time for the holiday season."

The style is available in men’s sizes 6.5-13 and features genuine suede with canvas accents, two tone laces, breathable mesh lining and a super cushiony collar, tongue and insole for comfort and style. The style also carries the Airwalk and STPL x Airwalk brands, as well as the Starship Enterprise uniform insignia. The gold version is an online exclusive available for a limited time at

As a precursor to the launch of the Star Trek shoe at Payless, jeffstaple released a limited-edition Star Trek shoe in May at the designer’s Reed Space store located in the trendy shopping district of SoHo in New York City.


1. THX-1138 - November 11, 2009

The blue one shall be mine. I have a thing for shoes. I’m worse than Imelda Marcos.

2. Keith - November 11, 2009


3. Andros - November 11, 2009

Airwalk still makes shoes?

4. Geoffers - November 11, 2009

Anyone know if these will be on sale in the UK and where? Love ’em, want ’em!!!

5. Starfleet06 - November 11, 2009

This is awesome. I like how they’re simple, yet get the message across in a subtle way.

6. Spockanella - November 11, 2009

Do they think women don’t want to walk like Trekkies? Where’s the love for ladies’ shoes?

7. Will_H - November 11, 2009

Wow, that is nerdtastic.

8. pacimage - November 11, 2009

Fun! So, if you wear the red shoes, should you look over your shoulder alot?

9. THX-1138 - November 11, 2009

‘Nella, you don’t go with the hi-top look? My daughter and niece will definitely be getting these, but they do tend to wear this kind of stuff with their lime green tight jeans and little dead bunny t-shirts. Kind of the look.

Maybe some 5 inch stillettos with a delta shield at the toe would be a good idea for the more upscale lady.

10. tman - November 11, 2009

Nice looking shoe. Wonder if they have a pair without the Star Trek logos (that scream “NERRRRRD!!!!!”).

11. Crispie38 - November 11, 2009

If you buy the red ones do you run the risk of going on away missions to the shops only to be untimely vapourised by a giant man eating zepholopod from the planet Zykon 3??

12. starfleetmom - November 11, 2009

already ordered…

13. Spock Of Ages - November 11, 2009


14. Adam C - November 11, 2009

i wonder what would happen to me if i wore these?

15. Amanda T - November 11, 2009

Now if they’d only come in women’s sizes, I’d be all over that. More so if it was converse sneakers.

16. Enterprise - November 11, 2009

Good Lord.

17. CardassiaPrimera - November 11, 2009


18. Captain Dunsel - November 11, 2009

#8 pacimage – “So, if you wear the red shoes, should you look over your shoulder alot?”

I don’t know – but I definitely would NOT wear them to the firing range. Might shoot my own foot off!

19. Spectrum of the Spock - November 11, 2009

I’m waiting for the gravity boot model…

20. Black Pearl - November 11, 2009

Now if they brought out some hover boots like what spock had when he rescued Kirk when he fell off El Cap. at Yosemite I may consider a purchase :)

21. Captain Dunsel - November 11, 2009

“Perhaps you have heard Russian epic of Cinderella? If shoe fits, wear it! “

22. Trekkie1701D - November 11, 2009

I read about these about a week ago and thought they weren’t for me, but now my shoes are starting to fall apart and some of my friends on campus are saying I should definitely get them, so I might.

I really like that they decided not to go with the metallic silver as the prototypes had, but I wish that they had kept the “Star” and “Trek” in the left and right shoes respectively and also the “NCC-1701″ along the back of the heel.

I’m gonna go trekking in the trekkies.

23. That One Guy - November 11, 2009

And one more thing for the Christmas List.

24. toomanytribbles - November 11, 2009

oh yeah, i’m getting’em.

25. Dan - November 11, 2009

That has got to be the coolest thing I have ever seen.

They need a basic black version for dress uniforms…….I mean work clothes….

You know, like a stealthy trek kinda thing.

26. Clinton - November 11, 2009

So, so silly….I want them!

27. Sean - November 11, 2009

I haven’t been big on buying Trek merchandise for years now, but HOT DAMN I want those shoes. Christmas List, here I come.

28. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - November 11, 2009

Ok. For heavens sake. DO NOT WEAR RED!!!! Or you may be Killed!!!! Ok lol. Just kidding. I will havt to think on that. Looks kool though.

29. T2 - November 11, 2009

Good thing nobody has a shoe size bigger than 13…..

30. Spockanella - November 11, 2009

9. Thigh-high boots a la the Romulan commander look…only with the Starfleet delta shields on the front….now that would be fun.

31. Captain A-to-the-mazing - November 11, 2009

“Merchandising, merchandising, where the real money from the movie is made. (Star Trek)-the T-shirt, (Star Trek)-the Coloring Book, (Star Trek)-the Lunch box, (Star Trek)-the Breakfast Cereal, (Star Trek)-the Flame Thrower…..and now (Star Trek) the Sneakers???- Derived from Yogurt from Spaceballs

32. Imrahil - November 11, 2009

Oh god.

33. LOO-SER! - November 11, 2009


34. The Angry Klingon (without a trenchcoat) - November 11, 2009

Really? A couple of things spring to mind:
1. ATHLETIC shoes and Trekkies (Trekkers), Is this an oxymoron? Unfortunately most of the fans I know arent exactly the ‘athletic’ type but if this gets them excercising then BRAVO! (Dont boo or hiss we know this to be true.)
2. Who will be brave enough to jaywalk in the red ones? Call me superstitious but I think thats taunting fate :)
3. Have we actually progressed in society enough that this wont be tantamount to wearing a sign around our necks saying, “Its OK, I wasnt interested in dating anyway…”. women notice shoes, this is a fact.
Im not being (too) sarcastic here and am seriously wondering if Trekdom is mainstream enough now that this will be ‘geek chic’.

35. Sunie - November 11, 2009

What is this mens sizes only nonsense? I hope I can get my feet into one of the smaller sizes. Yeah science blue! Too bad command gold is online only. Nerdshoegasm!

36. Smarmodon - November 11, 2009

1) Science blue.
2) Hey, what about women that are average foot size? I am a 7 womens and I am rather afraid I won’t fit into the smallest.
3) 49.99 is a lil pricey, especially for Payless.
4) Getting ’em anyway.
5) Hope the lil metal thing is removable so I don’t feel like too much of a dork when I wear these to school.
6) @AngryKlingon I notice shoes, but I think there are plenty of girls out there that a) won’t care or b) will like your dorkiness ;)

37. Son of a Maui Portagee - November 11, 2009


Unfortunately Reebok made Spock’s TFF levitation boots.

As for the others speculating on the deadliness of the red shoes, I think they are forgetting it’s the SHIRT (and maybe a dress or two) and not the shoes that carries the curse. There’s not one recorded scene of a dead Fed adorned in upper torso red wearing any shoe of matching color.

The only curse I’m aware of with regards to wearing red shoes is from a fairy tale.

38. Brandon - November 11, 2009

I wonder when they’ll do a Klingon shoe with the spike at the toe and the Klingon symbol?

39. Shadowcat - November 11, 2009

My husband and I will be in the US visiting family over the Christmas holidays. We will definitely be hitting Payless Shoe Source for those shoes.

I used to teach high school, and the Airwalk brand was quite popular amongst my students that identified themselves as skateboarders.

I have rather large feet for a woman and I sometimes purchase men’s trainers. They seen to be more comfortable than the women’s styles.


The witch in the film “Penelope” (2008) wore red trainers!

40. Klingon on to my thingy... - November 11, 2009

I wouldnt be seen dead them, fan or not…

41. Josh - November 11, 2009

Nerd Alert! Might just have to get a pair

42. Patty W - November 11, 2009

and Payless is having their buy one get one half off sale right now!.

too bad the smallest equals a women’s 8 1/2…. they missed a big market there…

43. TD - November 11, 2009

$50?? I don’t think so.
Even when I get re-employed, I wouldn’t spend that!

44. Kev-1 - November 11, 2009

The sole of Star Trek. (Couldn’t resist)

45. Trekkie - November 11, 2009

That’s awesome

@18 & 44

46. The Bear - November 11, 2009

These shoes were made for trekking, and that’s just what I’ll do…

47. The Rusted Robot - November 11, 2009

But, are they available in Canada?

48. Captain Dunsel - November 11, 2009

#34 The Angry Klingon (without a trenchcoat)
“Who will be brave enough to jaywalk in the red ones? Call me superstitious but I think thats taunting fate :)”

Nope. Jaywalking while wearing armadillo-skin boots – THAT’S tempting fate!

49. Your Friendly Neighborhood Mobile Emitter - November 11, 2009





50. John Gill - November 11, 2009

Gawd I am ordering RIGHT NOW, methinks this is the first merchandising item I completely went bonkers over at first site!

51. SciFiMetalGirl - November 11, 2009

I had been so waiting for these! But no women’s sizes? Denied Again!

52. T'Cal - November 11, 2009

I want the Command Gold pair but wearing bright yellow shoes in public will require me to set my phaser to a much higher setting than “stun” to prevent myself from getting beat up.

53. DelosWorld - November 11, 2009

These are fitting for an away mission.

They’re also Trekkeriffic for stomping on a Klingon’s head when you are sick and tired of them and they are hanging on the edge of a cliff on planet that’s falling apart.

54. OneBuckFilms - November 11, 2009

This is up there with the fragrances. Scary …

55. thebiggfrogg - November 11, 2009

Ach! No kids sizes?!? I am working on creating the next generation of Star Trek fans in China with my 8 year old adopted Chinese son who loves TOS. This would be a great gift if…

56. zudobug - November 11, 2009

i don’t think i’m going to wear the red one… i might not be able to enjoy it for very long. (red shoed) hehe!

57. girl6 - November 11, 2009

Got ’em! Red for Uhura! I am so shining up that delta and rocking these mofos all up in the Westside!

58. John-Robin! - November 11, 2009

I am SO gonna get a few pairs of these! Red ones and blue ones,lol! Now I can walk like a Trekker as I’m not really a Trekkie anymore…! But these actually look like they might be comfortable to wear as well. Just hope there are some left by the time I get to the US for Christmas! Have FUN y’all! J-R!

59. Justice Boy - November 12, 2009

I want them, but I’m out of money :(

60. Justice Boy - November 12, 2009


… and one of these days these shoes are gonna trek all over you!

61. Holger - November 12, 2009

I like those, but I could buy only the gold ones. The red and blue ones feature the wrong department logos!!

62. Daniel Knight - November 12, 2009

I need a pair!!!!!!

63. Smittmaestro - November 12, 2009

Verry verry nice!

Now if only they’d get cracking on short and long sleeve shirts based on the movie unis I’ll be an even happier camper.


64. Lore - November 12, 2009

I’ve worked in footwear for over 20 years. I can tell you this. People who have major foot problems in their middle and later years (bone spurs in particular) have worn cheap shoes purchased at places like PAYLESS & WALMART. My advice: If you buy these things, tie them together and hang them from your rear view mirror.

65. Trek Nerd Central - November 12, 2009

Men’s sizes only. Figures.

But of course, as we all know, “women don’t like sci-fi.” Grrrrr.

66. Aldo F. Rodriguez - November 12, 2009

Time to get my geek on!

67. LCDR Arch - November 12, 2009

I am a command gold kind of guy….but there is no way in hell I will be seen in public wearing yellow shoes.

Ok, maybe I will get a pair as slippers around the house. But I am not confident enough in my geekhood to wear in public……

By the way shouldn’t the blue ones have the science symbol? Lets get our cannon straight!

68. Teska - November 12, 2009

#15 Now if they’d only come in women’s sizes, I’d be all over that. More so if it was converse sneakers.

Agreed with you all the way!!

69. Jorg Sacul - November 12, 2009

@Your Friendly Neighborhood Mobile Emitter

Contact the company, say you’ll be their spokesmodel to the fans if they make a pair of 16’s for you.

I quit wearing Chuck Taylor Converse shoes back when I discovered they have zero arch support…about my mid 20’s. Loved the shoes, but not the pain.

70. CAPT KRUNCH - November 12, 2009

They are so tacky, but I must have them…be afraid to wear the red pair out…might fall into an open manhole or step on an exploding rock, get stuck by lightening, or be attacked by a sweet smelling vampire cloud thingy….so cool!!

71. Trekboi - November 12, 2009

will they be avalible in Australia?

72. Trek Nerd Central - November 12, 2009

64. Lore! Talk about buzzkill!

Airwalk is a decent brand. And no need to hike the Appalachian trail in these things.

Anyway, if you hang ’em on your rear view, you’ll get ticketed for obstructing your view.

73. Lore - November 12, 2009

#72 Do yourself a faver and buy the size 6.5, those won’t obstruct too much.

74. Gogastazio - November 12, 2009

Hightop sneakers are not shown to be a fashion item in the 23rd Century, nor are they authorized Starfleet wear. NOT CANON!!!!!

75. Lore - November 12, 2009

#74 You forget we’re in the alternate reality now. Hightops are back in style and the crew will be wearing them in the sequal.

76. Anthony Thompson - November 12, 2009

If you wear the red one’s you’ll be run over by a truck in no time flat!

77. JamfoFL - November 12, 2009

Nice… the blue ones for everyday wear.

And the black and yellow ones will match my Steeler garb perfectly for Sunday pub outings.

Two pair… here I come!

78. Son of a Maui Portagee - November 12, 2009


You mean the blue and red aren’t official StarFeet (sic)?

79. krikzil - November 12, 2009

I wear a women’s 7 and ordered them in size 6 and they are just a little large. Some nice socks fix the problem.

80. Sir_Robin - November 12, 2009

#63: has short sleeved division shirts and a long sleeve black shirt based on the new movie.

81. Fender - November 13, 2009

I like the red one…anyone know if they’re available in Canada??

82. Trek Nerd Central - November 13, 2009

#76 — Ha! Good one. But only if Faraday’s mother is there to sell you a ring. . .

83. Cmdr_Spock - November 13, 2009

Got a pair of the Blue ones on Wednesday. Yeah, the dept icon is incorrect but they’re comfortable and allow me to wave my geek flag in swanky, suede style. ;-)

84. Parker Gabriel - November 13, 2009

They’re NOT regulation–they’re not black, they’re not leather, and they’re not true boots. If caught in an otherwise regulation uniform wearing them, you’d then be ordered to take them off and have them destroyed.

Don’t waste your money–they’re ultimately not worth the price.

85. Mijan - November 13, 2009

Heya Angry Klingon (with or without a trenchcoat):

Fandom has more women than men at this point (actually, fandom has ALWAYS had lots of women, including my mother, who religiously watched TOS when it first aired). And geek chicks can be amazingly hot. And they want to date fellow geeks. And yes, they’d dig the Trek shoes. In fact, I know a bunch of very attractive women who are debating whether to get the blues, reds, golds, or all three. Did you notice how many women on this comment board alone are lamenting that these only come in men’s sizes and might be too big?

Anyway, geek is definitely the new chic. We geeks have claimed our awesomeness, and geek culture is taking over. I’ve been saying for years: the geeks shall inherit the earth. And LO! The prophecy has come to pass! :D

Are the shoes geeky? You bet! Will I be delighted to wear them? You bet! Do I care what the world thinks of me? NO WAY – I’m having too much fun to care.

I’m getting the science blues.

86. Daddy Todd - November 13, 2009 is running an offer where you get the second pair for half-price if you buy 2 pairs. So I got yellow and blue — I wouldn’t be caught dead in “redshirt.”

87. Chris Rod - November 14, 2009

awesome. must get the red or the yellow- time to make it ;)

88. Praetor Shinzon II - November 14, 2009

I wanted a Burgundy (red) pair and it’s the only one of the 3 that doesn’t come in my size – 13! How cruel is that? So i sent for the Saffron (yellow) but may run over to Payless to see if they have the Saffire (blue).

89. John Gill - November 15, 2009

DANG! Foiled again, I traveled an hour to the nearest Payless Shoe Store here today (Jennings, LA) only to be told they do not have these shoes, what gives? I had the same problem with all those Star Trek Movie toys and games that were advertised as being available “AT ALL WAL-MART STORES”, three of the Wal-Mart Stores here still have no Star Trek merchandise, other than DVD’s, and a friggin’ WHOLE AISLE devoted to Star Wars… what could be the problem? Do I have to move out of Louisiana just to buy Trek?

90. A. P. Church - November 16, 2009

Major marketing blunder. There should be women’s sizes. Women make 87% of the household financial/shopping decisions throughout the U.S., and are now the larger percent of the workforce. What out-of-touch Idiot decided that these should only be in mens sizes?

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92. Kirk's Kid - November 25, 2009

I tried to getbthem online and they only have two sizes left in gold (the color I wanted) and are also out of my size in blue. I guess I won’t be getting any.

93. tirsden - February 2, 2010

found some today at Payless in my size and the color I wanted. they’re still available but you may have to look at several locations or settle for a color that isn’t your first choice.

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95. Allan Forrest - March 24, 2010

I just got a pair of the blue ones. They were on close out at Payless for $15.00. I couldn’t resist. They are great for just walking around, but definitely not an athletic shoe. I will wear these with jeans. For that they are perfect! “Live Long And Prosper”

96. Larry - May 29, 2010

Anyone have a pair of these in size 12? I can find them anywhere. WIll buy used. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.