Vans will make your inner child very happy
Got a snake in your boot? Vans is here to help.
Vans went public with its latest Disney collaboration, and this time, the brand is going all in with Toy Story. A blockbuster nine-pair collection is ready to lace everyone up from you to your girlfriend to your kid or sibling. Or just anyone who's got a friend in you.
The most popular sneakers of the collection are bound to be the two pairs of Old Skools inspired by the main characters from the movie, Buzz and Woody. The Woody pair uses denim, cow print, and brown leather to blend his signature look into Vans' current bestseller. The Buzz pair similarly draws direction from the oblivious spaceman's vibe, diving deep into purple, green, and white with some multicoloured eyelets like Buzz's lights.
The most inventive of the bunch, though, is a Sk8-Hi modeled after Woody's cowboy boots, with a brown leather upper and a cactus stitched into the side. It's a direct representation of Woody's original design translated onto a classic Vans silhouette, and appropriate for the street or on top of grip tape.
If your favorite character from the movies isn't Buzz or Woody, worry not. The other toys from the room show up on a light blue pair of Old Skools (you'll find Andy's tag scrawled on the sole), Sid's wicked experiments are printed on a Slip On, and the aliens are crowded onto an Era, among others. The sleeper hit is the Sk8-Hi designed with Bo Peep in mind, made with pink suede, yellow polka-dotted canvas, a light blue side stripe, and a hit of lace. That one was made for the ladies, but live your life.
There's really no better way to celebrate nostalgia than lacing up with it, and Vans always has its finger on the pulse. Fans will remember the recent collection with Nintendo that reached all the way back to the NES. We're here for this.
The collection will be available in sizing for adults all the way down to kids and toddlers and include accessories and some limited apparel.
This story by Pete Forester originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the www.EsquireMag.ph editors.