Feel Like Joe Cool With The New Vans x Peanuts Sneaker Collection
Remember when Lucy crumpled up a drawing Linus perceived as a masterpiece and he yelled, “Great art should never be mushed up”? Do you find yourself quoting Charlie Brown when he announced,”I’ve developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time”? Well, if you grew up with Charles M. Schultz’s now-iconic characters, you’ll get a kick out of the new Vans x Peanuts collection, available at Vans.com and Karmaloop.com. All of the shoes in the collection exude the low-key coolness associated with Vans and its California skateboard culture roots, while thePeanuts artwork adorning the footwear was plucked from comic book archives dating back to the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Just remember: great art should never be mushed up or stepped on!
Take a look at some of the offerings in the collection:
VANS X PEANUTS CLASSIC SLIP-ON IN SMACK AND PEARL
Lucy may have spent her days daydreaming about Schroeder, but it was Snoopy who constantly gave her affection. Without fail, every time he laid a big slobbering kiss on her, she’d grimace and dramatically exclaim, “I have dog germs!” But Snoopy was undeterred: one way or another, he was going to show Lucy some affection! Retailing for $65, these classic slip-ons feature padded collars, elastic side panels, and canvas uppers that capture the oft-complicated relationship between Lucy and Snoopy.
VANS X PEANUTS OLD SKOOL IN CHARLIE BROWN/BLACK
A tribute to Charlie Brown, these lace-up sneakers, retailing for $70, feature the classic yellow-and-black color scheme of the character’s go-to Polo shirt. To give the kicks a cartoon-y and youthful feel, the black chevron stripe along the sides of the shoes had an imperfect, scratchy quality, as if it were scribbled in crayon. An even cuter detail? One sneaker’s padded tongue bears the word “Good” and the other “Grief,” so as to spell out Charlie Brown’s go-to phrase: “Good grief!”
VANS X PEANUTS DOG HOUSE SK8 HI MOC IN BONE/RED
These Vans lace-up high top sneakers, retailing for $90, feature canvas and suede uppers and a stylish moccasin-inspired fringe along the heel counters. From an artistic standpoint, the red suede fringe adds a fun textural element to the drawing of Snoopy’s doghouse, so that it’s evocative of the structure’s angled roof. Even better, each shoe features a different scene involving the beloved beagle and his dog house, with one side featuring Snoopy peeking out from his abode and another side depicting Charlie Brown, rocking a red baseball cap, talking to his precious pup.
VANS X PEANUTS AUTHENTIC IN SNOOPY SKATING
These low-profile, lace-up canvas sneakers, retailing for $65, perfectly tap into the skateboarding culture that Vans holds so dear and then add a distinctly Peanuts element with an all-over print of Snoopy kicking, pushing, and coasting away.
VANS X PEANUTS OLD SKOOL IN SMACK AND PEARL
Featuring reenforced toe caps, padded collars, and suede and canvas uppers, these lace-up shoes, retailing for $70, feature a fun print involving Snoopy smooching Lucy and Charlie Brown. After all, happiness is a warm puppy — and maybe some fun shoes!