There is simply no denying the importance of Vans in the world of sneakers. Founded in the 1960s by Paul and John Van Doren, the rubber-soled sneakers have been at the core of sneaker culture for nearly 60 years. In that time, there have been millions of pairs sold and countless collaborations. The iconic models have become a part of almost every culture and it’s easy to see why. Now, Vans is partnering with Japanese label NEIGHBORHOOD and Mr. Cartoon for a special capsule collection.
NEIGHBORHOOD has ensured that its minimalistic style continues throughout this collab. The stripped-back approach features a black, grey and white colour scheme across the two chosen Vans silhouettes: the Authentic 44 DX and Old Skool 36 DX. Of course, the real details come in the form of Mr. Cartoon’s graphics.
Mr. Cartoon, whose clients include the likes of Nike and Eminem, is one of the most well-respected artists in the world. His combination of graffiti and contemporary artist has used his “Uncle Toon’s Mart” label on this collaboration. His instantly recognisable style adorns two pairs of classic Vans sneakers. Subtle additions include the “TOKYO” and “LOS ANGELES” on the Old Skool 36 DX, whilst “NEIGHBORHOOD” in italic writing adorns the Authentic 44 DX.
If you’re looking to cop these, you don’t have long to wait. The Vans x NEIGHBORHOOD x Mr. Cartoon capsule collection launches online on June 26th for €85-95. Check out the images below and let us know which is your favourite pair of Vans.
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