Vans has taken inspiration from Bowie’s classic albums and worked them into the new shoes. The lightning bolt of Aladdin Sane is represented on the Old Skool model, blue polka dots and the word “Space” from Space Oddity are on the Era, Hunky Dory’s mustard yellow and typeface show up on the Slip-On and the bold red typeface and lightning bolt from the Ziggy Stardust period are featured on the Sk8-Hi sneaker.
Vans is no newbie when it comes to partnering with musicians, known for releasing shoes in the past featuring Motorhead, Slayer, Kiss, Pearl Jam and others in the past with the most recent being last month’s partnership with Led Zeppelin.
Vans x David Bowie
Leaked earlier last year, the David Bowie collab is set to release in 4 different models.
Releasing April 5th via Vans stores. pic.twitter.com/dXDo3bidPn
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Bowie’s early career has been expected to be the subject of a movie called Stardust, set during his 1971 U.S. trip that inspired his Ziggy Stardust character. There has been some contraversy surrounding this topic at the moment, with Bowie’s son Duncan Jones claiming the estate has not authorised the film, and will therefore not allow any of his fathers music to be used in it.
Although there is no official release date, the four designs are expected in stores next month, as early as April 4.
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