It’s your money or you’ll be wearing cement shoes. ~ Charles M. Schultz
Vans attacks the upcoming season with nostalgia. Set to release in July is the extremely rare Vault by Vans x Peanuts collection. The collection’s two prints date back to 1983 commemorating the opening of Camp Snoopy in Knott’s Berry Farm. In fact, the Vans footwear that incorporated the classic print was sold exclusively at the Southern California amusement park, up until now. Children that have enjoyed the fun from the Southern California camp now have the ability to relive those moments along with their children now as the Vault by Vans collection includes a range of adult and toddler sized sneakers.
Arguably the Peanuts most coveted character, Snoopy’s likeness is all over each shoe. The “Snoopy and the Gang” print features the white beagle along with Lucy, Sally, Peppermint Patty and his pal Charlie Brown on two timeless colorways of the OG Authentic LX and one for the OG Sk8-Hi LX. The second print, “Camp Snoopy” uses Snoopy’s alter ego, Joe Cool, in a collage arrangement across dual color-ups of the OG Era LX and an additional installment of the OG Sk8-Hi LX.
The Vault by Vans x Peanuts collection releases this July at key Vault by Vans retailers including the Vans DQM General New York and Boston, Blends, Bodega, Bows & Arrows, Compound Gallery, Conveyor, Dover Street Market, Fice, Hot Rod, Kicks/HI, Kicks/HI Guam, Nice Kicks, Palace 5ive, Premium Goods, Proper, Ron Robinson, Saint Alfred, Sole Classics, The Darkside Initiative, UBIQ, Undefeated and Wish Atlanta. Adult styles retail from $60 to $70 while toddler options are $40 each.
-Jamaal Fisher (@jamaalfisher)