Vans Collaborates with Nickelodeon to bring us a Spongebob Sneaker

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.

Jelani Arthur Williamson