At this point Vans are pretty much just reaching into our wallets and taking what they want. Their rich vein of form continues by collaborating with NASA.
Images have leaked of an upcoming new collaboration range from Vans. The skate-wear company are on top form with recent team ups including footwear and apparel ranges alongside Nintendo, Toy Story, Peanuts and, for the hip-hop heads, a recent range paying tribute to A Tribe Called Quest.
The initial leak, subsequently removed, came via Instagram user @dirtymoney823 and featured a very clean looking Old School silhouette. The images show the shoe finished in white leather with a grey denim tongue. On the side is a simple stamp showing the NASA logo in red with the expanded acronym and ‘John F. Kennedy Space Center’ written underneath.
Tabs containing the words ‘SHUTTLE’ and ‘MISSION’ are sewn into the top of the tongue whilst the instep is engraved with ‘For the Benefit of All’. Perhaps the cherry on the cake are the detachable U.S. flags fixed to the heel with velcro. Just like astronauts have on their space suits.
But the range doesn’t stop there. Images have appeared on Instagram (WTS1987) showing another colourway for the Old School design, plus a selection of Sk8-Hi 46 MTE and Slip-Ons with busier styling. There’s also a rucksack.
The range looks to be legit but fans will have to wait until October 1st for the official launch. At least we have a few months to save up.