I love shoes. They’re my favourite item of clothing to buy, even though they’re the item of clothing with the naturally shortest life-span, sad face. Limited edition Vans have been part of my wardrobe for a long time, just now I’m currently wearing my way through two pairs of Star Wars Vans that have been a staple in my wardrobe for over three years. I’ve not had the disposable income to tag onto all of the limited edition beauties that come out of Vans recently, but their latest collection is high on my lust list. Vans last collaborated with Marvel comics in 2013 when they produced a fairly straightforward collection of shoes with iconic characters printed on them. 2018’s edition of Marvel vs. Vans is far more epic! A whopping 70 SKUS launch as part of this Marvel mash-up, including kids and adults shoes, bags, socks, clothing and hats.
There’s a design in the line-up for almost every character that we’ve seen turn up in The Avengers and beyond, from subtle checkerboard designs with dinky illustrated details to full-on shameless nostalgia. For me, the stand out pieces don’t feature illustrations or busy patterns though! It’s the Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Deadpool designs that kick-booty for this collection. These beautiful shoes have taken the approach of being a design you might see a character actually wear, referencing their costume colour schemes, textures and patterns in totally wearable shoes that wouldn’t look out of place on anyone for any ocassion.
If you’re shopping direct with Vans, you can even unlock three custom Marvel shoe variants so you can mash up your own Vans x Marvel wonders. I don’t think there’s much else to say about this collection other than it rocks, won’t be around for long and you can find the vast majority of the range with free UK & European delivery from the very awesome, Schuh.
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