Reebok Gets Called Out for Alien Sneaker Release

And issues a statement in response.

Image via Reebok

Reebok is catching some flak over the release of its Alien Stomper sneakers for Alien Day.

The shoes drew criticism from a number of Twitter users who weren't happy to learn that they were apparently produced only in men's sizes, despite being worn by a woman (Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley) in the original Aliens.

CNET spotted a handful of tweets questioning Reebok's decision on sizing.

I think this was @Reebok's line of thinking for #AlienDay426: "Let's make the shoes! Guys love that!"

"But sir, Ripley is a w--"

Ripley was the one who taught me ladies can be badass and now I can't even wear her shoes because only men can wear em @Reebok #alienday426
@ReebokClassics @Reebok I loved that part in Aliens when Ripley was like, "I wear a mens 9-12 and only buy from scalpers." #alienday426

But, the brand says it did indeed produce the sneakers in small sizes that would allow women to pick up pairs and wear them comfortably. In a statement issued to CNET, Reebok claimed that the shoes were listed in men's sizes due to an error. The statement reads: "The Alien Stomper was mis-categorized on our US website as a men's shoe due a technical error. While size availability varied by market, the Alien Stomper is a unisex style and was produced in sizes (US Men's) 3.5 - 12, which is a typical size range for a unisex model."

Anyone still looking for a pair of Reebok's Alien sneakers is going to need to hit eBay and be ready to spend some serious cash.