The Hiroshima Toyo Carp Slip-Ons from Vans Honors the Japanese Team

By: Riley von Niessen - Oct 5, 2016
References: vans & hypebeast
Given that baseball is one of Japan's most loved sports and that the Nippon Professional Baseball league attracts fans near and far, it's likely that the slip-on sneakers created by Vans which honor the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, a well-renowned team, will prove popular among the country's consumers.

In order to make the collaboration clear, the skate brand decorates the entirety of the upper of the lace-free model with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp's vibrant anime character. The uniform worn by the players is sported on the figure, with his red and white apparel contrasted with a lime green backdrop. The red is picked up again on the sides of the sneakers, however the back shows the team's insignia on the heel and Van's branding on the sole beneath it.