Vans formed a collaboration with the master post-impressionist artist, world-famous Vincent Van Gogh to develop a new line of footwear and apparel. The life and the work of the late artist are portrayed through the artistic styling of the Vans Van Gough X collection. The brand partnered with the Van Gogh Museum staff to identify and embody some of his most famous works and continue them forward with the preservation of the legacy that he left behind for the betterment of the generations to come behind him. For each pair sold, a portion of the proceeds will be directed to the Van Gogh Museum. The collection features Skull, Van Gogh's famed self-portrait, Sunflowers, Blossom, and Almond as inspirations. Here is a closer look at the Vans Van Gogh X collection.
Vans Sk8-Hi Van Gogh Almond Blossom - Price: $100
This unique member of the Van Gogh X collection pays tribute to the Almond Blossom painting that Van Gogh painted in 1890. It's a limited release edition in a high stop style featuring the famous print all over the upper of the shoe. This model is padded for comfort and combines the masterpiece of the painting with the signature side panel strips of the Vans brand. The Sk8 retains the same high-quality in durable yet comfortable materials that Vans is known for, making this a valuable collectible high-top sneaker that flies off the shelves as quickly as retailers can stock them. With the limited number in production, this model is already showing up on auction sites and selling for well beyond the original retail price.
Vans Old Skool Van Gogh Old Vineyard - Price: $95.00
The Old Skool Van Gogh Old Vineyard model is inspired by the artist's famous Old Vineyard with Peasant Woman painting. The Upper material of the shoe is made of canvas which is a highly breathable material that helps to prevent overheating of the feet and sweating. In addition to paying tribute to the great artist from the 1800s, it is a shoe that allows natural foot movement without restrictions. The lining is made of textile and the sole is a grippy rubber that gives it excellent traction.
Vans Men's Authentic (Vincent Van Gogh) Sunflower - Price: $74.99
Yet another masterpiece in the Vans Van Gogh X collection, Sunflower pays tribute to the painting that bears the same name. This model is made of a lightweight canvas material, suitable for use in warm to hot weather and in warmer climates. The material allows for excellent ventilation to keep feet dry and comfortable. This shoe comes in a variety of colors. As with all Vans shoes, high-quality materials are used in the design and construction of this limited edition sneaker. Its popularity is soaring to great heights and it's difficult to find them in stock at regular retailers, but several are available through popular auction sites where the prices vary.
Vans Men's Authentic Lx Van Gogh Self-Portrait - Price: $79
The Vans Van Gogh X Self-Portrait model is the tribute shoe to the artist's famous Self-Portrait. It features a canvas upper in the design of the painting itself. The lining is textile materials with just the right amount of padding for comfort. The sole is a durable rubber that provides ample traction.
Vans X Vincent Van Gogh Museum Skull Slip-on Sneaker - Price: $85
This model is the result of the collaborative effort between Vans and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. It is a slip-on style sneaker that takes its inspiration from Van Gogh's iconic Skull, painted in 1887. The shoes pay tribute through the skull that has been printed across the top of the canvas upper of the sneaker along with additional graphics of text which were taken from actual letters written by the artist. This highly popular limited edition shoe sells out quickly and is beginning to appear on auction sites, and due to the heavy demand, prices range from the retail price off $85 on up.
Written by Dana Hanson
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