It's an exciting time of the year, why you may ask...Halloween? Christmas edging ever closer? I'm A Celebrity is starting soon? All great choices but no, it's exciting because Vans are releasing yet another Collaboration with everyone's favourite childhood Comic book 'Peanuts' which featured iconic characters including Charlie Brown, Snoopy & Woodstock and so many others.
Including 8 sneaker options that have staggering and unique designs, brandishing the best Vans silhouettes including the Old Skool, Slip-On, Sk8-Hi & lastly the Authentics. Not only that there are several pairs of socks that also feature the Peanuts designs for when you want your sock game to be on point.
Each style brings its own distinct look which I will take you through, the Sk8-Hi 'Embossed Snoopy' is one of the more minimal approaches, with a clean Black leather upper that has a contrasting white midsole, the distinct appearance comes from the embossed Snoopy that brandishes the outside flanks. The next Sk8-Hi takes us to the other end of the spectrum and features a much more maximal approach with a vibrant Yellow upper which represents Charlie Browns attire.
Moving onto the Old Skool selection, the 'Snoopy' pair features an all-over print of arguably the best character from the Peanuts bunch (I think the clue is in the name), the colourway isn't the most distinct but the pattern definitely is, especially as it extends from the upper all the way through to the midsole. Next up is potentially my favourite from the collection, combining two classics in the form of the checkerboard Old Skool and Peanuts legends for a perfect look. I think these are my favourite as the base colour is so clean and minimal and then the Peanuts characters bring an opposing splash of colour that adds another distinct appeal to these Vans.
Next up is the Classic Slip-On 'Checkerboard, which at a first glance just looks like a normal pair, but come on, it's a Peanut's Collab, so obviously Snoopy is going to make an appearance on them, he sits on every white checker piece and makes the classic look have a distinct look up close. The 'Best Friend' takes Bro-mance to a whole new level, with Snoopy, Woodstock & Charlie Brown all hugging on the sneakers, but the ultimate detail is the debossed 'Best Friends' that features on the midsole, which is unlike anythign that has been seen on Vans.
You ready to boogie on down at the Dance Party? The rest of the gang are waiting for you, the colour base comes in a soft pastel pink which allows you to have a distinct look on the streets, all you need to do now is put on your dancing shoes and you're good to go. Last but not least the 'Comics' pair features iconic clips from the actual Peanut comics, your favourite childhood comic strip on your favourite model from Vans, what more could you ask for?
On the kid's side of the new drop, it's colours and style aplenty across the range. The common theme with this drop is all over prints. From monochromatic checker boards seen on the Snoopy Slip-ons, Combining one of Van's staple colourways and shoes with the colour scheme of the iconic Snoopy. As well as the Checkerboard slip-on, the Old Skool comes equipped with a lateral Checkerboard design and blacked out suede upper.
To complement these, we have the all over print designs of the 'Dance Party' and 'Comic Book' colourway. The monochromatic colourways displayed elsewhere are knocked back for loud references to the OG comics.
Colours and characters aplenty, if you're not sure which cast member you'd want to rep on a pair of vans, then why not just pick all of them! Repping the Sk8-Hi for the kids in this drop, we have the 'Mummies' hi-top with blacked out upper and all over printed 'Mummies' design (Halloween Snoopy), Elasticated laces and zip up back mean any junior can into to these high tops.
Finally, we have the best homage to Snoopy of the collection, with the Slip-On 'Snoopy', a fake fur recreation of the cartoon critter. This Slip-On comes kitted with a tale and a stitched face of the man himself on the front of the shoe. All in all, something for every Junior in the collaboration, each pair guaranteed to make them stand out!
All shoes in Kids and Infants sizes other than 'Mummies' & 'Snoopy' (exclusively infants)
All stock releasing at 00:00 am (06/10/17) so be sure to keep an eye on our social media page @soleheaven for further updates.