Adidas has married two oft-maligned subcultures in a way that, at first blush, seems ridiculous. But, after some consideration, it doesn’t take much Force at all to get these two groups together.

The groups, of course, are Star Wars geeks and sneaker collectors, and Adidas’s collection is, predictably, called the Originals x Star Wars Collection. It idea is to take classic Addidas favorites from their retro line and redesign them to be themed as favorite characters from the Star Wars universe.

They’ll be available from Adidas retailers in January of 2010, and the characters are…

The Darth Vader

The Storm Trooper

The Princess Leia

The Yoda

The Luke Skywalker