Reebok made Ripley's Alien Stompers shoes only in men's sizes
Why are some Twitter users so upset with Reebok right now? It's not because there weren't enough shoes to go around and they sold out faster than a facehugger can jump out of an egg. It's because they were available only in men's sizes between 8 and 12.
Last we checked, Ellen Ripley is a woman. She wore those amazing white, red and gray sneakers in the midst of her incredible adventures, fighting off fang-toothed, multimouthed, drooling extraterrestrial baddies. She's a stellar example of how to fight in reasonable, but fashionable, footwear. And her tribute shoes were made only in sizes designed for men, though Reebok later attributed this to a "technical error."
According to various feet-obsessed websites, Sigourney Weaver, the actress who plays Ripley, wears a size 10 in women's shoes, which works out to around a 41 in European sizing. It's a little tricky to convert that into men's sizes, but she may be able to sport a size 8 or 8.5 in the Reebok Alien Stompers without totally swimming in them. Cosplaying women with smaller feet, however, were out of luck with Reebok's sale.
The Alien Stompers may have sold out, but they then promptly hit eBay, with the high-tops coming in at crazy prizes. If you want the smallest size available, you'll need to drop \\$3,000 (about ?2,060, AU\\$3,880) for this size 8 auction. Reebok will be auctioning off a single pair of the sneaks.