Vans is collaborating next with Nickelodeon’s family-favorite cartoon SpongeBob Squarepants on an extensive footwear, apparel and accessories collection.
The lovable residents of Bikini Bottom are now encapsulated on the California-based lifestyle sneaker brand’s classic Vault by Vans silhouettes, with characters donning across Sk8-Hi, Authentic and Slip-On models for a total of six releases. Patrick and SpongeBob are featured most prominently across the uppers of the models while Plankton can be found carelessly smooshed on the bottom outsole for a hilarious effect. Design elements vary from all-over prints and checkerboard styling, to fine details like custom tongue tags and co-branded insoles.
Apparel-wise, short sleeve tees and embroidered long sleeves in bright yellow colors give the capsule ease-of-wear. Lastly, a small run of skate decks tie everything back to the skateboarding lifestyle.
The SpongeBob Squarepants x Vault by Vans collection will retail from $45 to $260 USD across all of its products and launch globally on February 24 at Vault accounts, including Dover Street Market which will host unique in-store displays for each of its cities. View the entire collection over at the Vault by Vans official website.
This collection brings us back to a simpler time, and brings one of our favorite cartoons back to life. For all of the die-hard sponge bob fans this collection is a must cop. However, for most of us, cartoon sneakers are an easy pass. But the apparel is something that can add some character (pun intended) to any wardrobe.