A pair of slippers were a comforting, elegant item that belonged to Supreme Leader Snoke of the First Order. Two-tone in color, the embroidered exterior was gold in color, with its interior a red, matching the color scheme of his golden robe and belt. In 34 ABY, the disfigured dark side wielder wore his slippers as he sat on his throne, located within his personal flagship. During this time, he was often visited by First Order General Armitage Hux, his apprentice Kylo Ren, and, before his death, the Jedi trainee Rey. It was Ren who was responsible for Snoke's death, slicing him in half from afar, using the Force to manipulate Rey's lightsaber, which sat beside Snoke's person. With Snoke's body split in two, his slippers remained on his feet.
Disfigured and in pain, the dark side wielder Snoke designed the slippers to maximize his comfort. The pair of slippers sported a two-tone look—its gold exterior was embroidered with swirls while its interior was a solid red.
In 34 ABY, Supreme Leader Snoke wore his slippers as he sat on his throne, located within his flagship, the Supremacy, a colossal-sized Star Dreadnought. Following the siege of D'Qar, which saw the destruction of the First Order's Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought, the Fulminatrix, Snoke summoned General Armitage Hux, the officer responsible for the dreadnought's demise, to his throne in order to be reprimanded. Though Hux positively convinced Snoke that the First Order had the Resistance "hanging by a thread," Snoke was not amused when his conflicted apprentice, Kylo Ren, appeared before Snoke, Hux, and the slippers. With Hux dismissed, Snoke started to discipline his apprentice, subsequently rising from his throne and limping his way to Ren. Sometime after his scolding, Ren returned to the throne room with Rey, a gifted Jedi trainee, by his side. With her prized lightsaber in Ren's possession, a seated Snoke retrieved the item via the Force, placing it beside his person.
Realizing her powers, Snoke began to toy with Rey, often utilizing the Force to attack or otherwise move her at his discretion. At the height of their confrontation, Snoke Force pushed Rey to an armed Ren, exulting at the resolve he now sensed in his oft-conflicted apprentice. He ordered Ren to "fulfill his destiny" by murdering Rey, having promised to kill the former scavenger with the cruelest stroke, but Ren had other plans. Using the Force to blindside his master, Ren managed to kill Snoke, whose visions and Force senses failed him, by cutting him in half with Rey's lightsaber. With his body split in two, Snoke's torso fell over his legs and the slippers. Upon investigating the throne room's damage following a skirmish between Ren, Rey, and Snoke's Elite Praetorian Guards, Hux saw Snoke's separated body. His slippers remained on his feet.
Behind the scenes
- "I think the slipper line is gone from the film, but Snoke definitely mentioned them at one point. Ian Jones, our props maker, handmade him some gold, embroidered slippers. The reference guide we were using in the shots had huge feet. Ian, who is very clever, just made them from scratch."
- ―David Crossman
Snoke's slippers first appeared in Rian Johnson's 2017 film Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. The slippers were conceptualized by Robert Rowley and handmade by props maker Ian Jones. In The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, costume supervisor David Crossman revealed that Snoke was originally going to talk about his slippers in the movie, but the piece of dialogue was removed from the final cut.
- Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel audiobook
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Graphic Novel Adaptation