Vans pays homage to the great David Bowie with a new capsule collection featuring four of their most iconic silhouettes; the Slip-On 47 V DX, Era, Old Skool, and Sk8-Hi models. Drawing influence from Bowie’s most notorious works, including famed albums Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, and Aladdin Sane, Vans has done a great job of capturing the essence of the legendary artist in each of the four iterations. The Slip-On 47 V DX features the essence of Hunky Dory, dousing the sneaker in a vibrant yellow suede, mixing it up with a checkerboard faux fur, lastly emblazoning the sole with the album’s title. The Era draws inspiration from Space Oddity, featuring an all over print reminiscent of the album’s cover and with “Space” marked on the lateral portion of the Sole. The Old Skool and Sk8-Hi models feature an ode to his alternate persona Ziggy Stardust, utilizing lightning bolt prints and embroidery to portray Bowie’s alter ego. These are rumored to be dropping on April 5th via Van’s web store and other select retailers with prices set between $65 (USD) and $80 (USD).
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