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Don't kill me for using this image, George Lucas.

Don't kill me for using this image, George Lucas.

In November, we brought you news that adidas and Star Wars were teaming up for a line of Force-inspired clothing and shoes. Today, you can experience the power of the dark side. Um, I mean the commercial.

adidas (I HATE lowercasing adidas. It feels so wrong.) is scheduled to launch its adidas Originals Star Wars line this spring, and though we’ve already seen images of the sneakers and apparel, I think this is the first time we’ve gotten a commercial.

The video is filled with cameos galore, from Daft Punk to David Beckham. Why? They apparently “live in the neighborhood,” where “originality comes to life as artists, athletes, and celebs celebrate their style.” I wish I could be the girl who got paid to write that.

From the Star Wars site:

The most iconic moments and beloved figures from the Star Wars saga are translated to the streets, telling their creative story across a forceful collection of adidas Originals footwear and apparel.

Celebrate this powerful alliance to the beat of a new and improved remix of the Imperial March, as Vader and the stormtroopers land on our street corner greeted by Snoop Dogg, David Beckham, Calle 13, DJ Neil Armstrong and Daft Punk representing their originality. No matter which side of the Force you’re on, believe the hype, this year is going to be massive.

Weird, no? Still, the commercial is entertaining, if not unsettling. There’s even a point where the swing of a baseball bat sounds like a lightsaber — which I’ve always thought was appropriate. Take a look:

I’ve always been a low-end shoe kind of girl. I couldn’t tell you why Louboutins have that red sole; I’m too busy scouting Payless for my buy-one, get-one-half-off deal. But if I were a boy, and I had big feet, and I cared about brands, and I could actually wear tennis shoes to work, you bet your sweet ass I’d check these out next year:

Star Wars kicks by Adidas Originals

Star Wars kicks by adidas Originals

Cinematical reports that adidas will be launching a whole line of Star Wars-themed shoes and clothing next spring. Only a few photos have been released, but in addition to the Stormtrooper shoes, there also will be Darth Vader, Yoda and Skywalker varieties available. Is that it? “No. There is another…”

More Star Wars shoes by adidas Originals

More Star Wars shoes by adidas Originals

Seriously. SERIOUSLY! Even though I love me some Star Wars, there’s no way in hell I’d put shoes that could be mistaken for a 1989 TrapperKeeper on my feet.