Following numerous other collaborations this year, Vans has released one of its biggest yet with the release of the Vans X Simpsons collection. The drop pays homage to the TV series that has spanned over three decades with the launch of a vibrant, colourful collection of footwear, apparel and accessories.
Vans, an iconic American brand pays tribute to another iconic brand, which has had a great impact on American culture. The collection features iconic moments from the historic show’s thirty years of being on air, which features all the characters from the Simpsons family, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as other supporting characters.
The range of sneakers features many of the classic Vans silhouettes from the archives, including the Sk8-Hi, Era, Old Skool and Chukka Pro. The featured Vans Sk8-Hi includes members of the entire Simpsons family on the lateral side of the shoe, with the iconic checkerboard print on the medial.
The men’s Chukka Pro is featured in an all-over blue colourway to celebrate Bart Simpson, the 10-year-old prankster. The sneaker also features a Bart-shaped skull and crossbones on the lateral side of the shoe. The sneaker is reinforced with Vans’ Duracap for additional durability for those hitting the streets to skate. Bart is also featured on the Sk8-Lo, which features the text “El Barto” on a red brick medial in graffiti print.
Vans have included four other styles in terms of the sneaker collection, which includes the Bouviers on an Old Skool sneaker, Scratchy on an Era, Lisa on a Sk8-Hi in a lavender colourway, as well as a Slide-On sandal featuring the famous Homer Simpson doughnut and sprinkles.
Paired with the sneaker range is a collection of apparel and accessories, including other fan favourites. The women’s collection includes a Lisa Fleece in purple, a Simpsons Check Backpack with iconic checkerboard print, with another “Lisa 4 Prez” short-sleeved tee. The men’s range of apparel features The Simpsons short sleeve tee, blue Bart hoodie with a Bart skull design, a long sleeve tee with the “El Barto” print, as well as a knit short sleeve tee, a Pro Skate exclusive. Krusty also makes an appearance with the yellow-inspired colourway and Krusty Burger logos. You can also find a pair of checkboard Simpsons crew socks to round off the look.
The Vans x Simpson collection is set to drop globally this week on 7 August 2020.