The global entertainment powerhouse, Hasbro has partnered with Reebok to introduce a new collection of trainers based on the original ’90s television series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The new family footwear collection pairs some of Reebok’s iconic silhouettes with five of the original Power Rangers.
The characters featured in the line-up include the Red Ranger, Black Ranger, Blue Ranger, Pink Ranger, Yellow Ranger, and Megazord, Each of the Reebok models represent their Power Ranger, bringing in elements to connect the show to its corresponding Power Ranger and Zord.
Beyond unique details that relate to each character, each style incorporates a Power Coin, the Power Rangers bolt and materials inspired by the metallic Zords. And if that’s not enough, all six models will be packaged in shoeboxes designed to resemble different elements of the Megazord.
Combine the six boxes and, you’ve guessed it, avid collectors will be able to assemble a limited edition Megazord figure akin to the television show model.
So let’s take a look at those six models in a little more detail.
The range kicks off with the Zig Kinetica II Red Ranger, pairing the Red Ranger’s athleticism and personality with Reebok’s new Zig Kinetica II. The shoe features a jagged toe box to represent the Tyrannosaurus Zord’s teeth with silver Zord accents along the midsole.
Next up is the Nano X1 Black Ranger, inspired by the Black Ranger’s sleek look, agility and speed. The shoe features a heel tab design that references the Black Ranger’s signature ’90s fashion sense.
Cluc C Legacy Blue Ranger pays homage to the Blue Power Ranger’s work through the translucent sole, which shows an imortant aspect of the shoe that is so 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.
Reebok’s Freestyle Hi Pink Ranger is the company’s first workout shoe made exclusively for women, designed to represent the Pink Ranger – known for promoting individual empowerment and investing in others by teaching aerobics at her community centre. The shoe 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.
Club C Yellow Ranger, 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.
Finally, 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 Question Mid Megazord will be available exclusively at Reebok.com/power_rangers beginning June 29, 2021. All remaining models in the Reebok x Power Rangers collection will be available at both Reebok.com/power_rangers and various additional retailers on June 29.
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 28 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest-running kids’ live-action series in television history, with nearly 900 episodes aired to date.
Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its 28th season, “Power Rangers Dino Fury,” currently airing on Nickelodeon in the US.