Marc Jacobs is the last designer I’d expect to collaborate with Vans and vice versa. High end fashion meets skater chic – weird, no? However, it’s the result that’s important, and the end product here is very nice indeed.
Jacobs has taken the classic shape of the Slip On and Authentics, and rendered them in pastel shades, adding a rubber toe-cap, something which is unprecedented in Vans. I think the cap is a nice little touch, simply because a plain pair of Slips Ons can be, well, a little too plain.
As well the rubber-cap, Marc Jacobs has also instigated a series of smart, fun designs on unadulterated Slip Ons which can be seen here on Sneaker Freaker.
All designs are available at selected Marc Jacobs stores for about £50.