The Simpsons, the longest running scripted series in television history, is quite simply part of American culture.
VANS is paying homage to the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history by releasing a new The Simpsons collection. The collaboration, which follows Vans’ first Simpsons release from 2007, consists of multiple footwear styles, as well as apparel and accessories.
Vans has given its classic Era Silhouette a new look this season, dressing up the cult-loved skate shoe in crushed velvet and decorative sneaker jewelry.
What makes these footwear designs extra special, however, are the golden charms attached to the black cotton laces on the front. Drawing inspiration from nameplate necklaces, the gold charms feature a spelled-out Vans logo in a gothic typeface, with each of the letters placed right next to an eyelet on the sneaker.
Vans has reinvigorated the classic Old Skool by introducing ComfyCush: a new softer, cushiony outsole that gives the ComfyCush Old Skool a first-class fit that feels like walking on a cloud. Newly constructed canvas and suede uppers house simplified one-piece interiors with added arch support and new moisture-wicking lining throughout, resulting in a lightweight experience that assures you’ll Keep It Comfy at all times.
The Old Skool, Vans classic skate shoe and the first to bear the iconic side stripe, has a low-top lace-up silhouette with a durable suede and canvas upper with padded tongue and lining and Vans signature Waffle Outsole.
The Pig Suede Old Skool, the Vans classic skate shoe and first to bare the iconic sidestripe, is a low top lace-up featuring sturdy suede uppers, re-enforced toe caps to withstand repeated wear, padded collars for support and flexibility, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.
The Sk8-Hi MTE revamps the legendary Vans high top with additions designed for the elements. Premium weather-resistant leather uppers, warm textile linings, and a heat retention layer between sockliner and outsole keep feet warm and dry while the newly-constructed vulcanized lug outsole takes advantage of 20 years of snow boot history for maximum traction. The Sk8-Hi MTE also features re-enforced toecaps to withstand repeated wear and padded collars for support and flexibility.
The first to bear the iconic side stripe, the Japanese Type Old Skool is a low top lace-up shoe. It is lined, has padded collars for comfort, re-enforced toecaps to withstand repeated wear, and features the Vans signature waffle outsole for a firmer grip. It also has a checkerboard print and Japanese typography on the sides, outsoles and laces.
The Washed Classic Slip-On features sturdy low profile slip-on textile uppers with a heavy wash and an allover tie-dye print. It also includes padded collars, elastic side accents, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.