This Vans iPhone Accessory is Shoe-Inspired

By: Josh Triantafilou - Published: May 3, 2012 • References: shop.vans & whatthecool
The Vans iPhone case is one of a kind. The iconic shoe company recently put out a promotional design inspired by the unique waffle-like pattern on the soles of its classic shoes. In fact, if one were to look just at this pattern, they could be forgiven for thinking it was actually a shoe.

The side of the casing even mirrors that which is found on Vans shoes. The clean white trim encases the phone, contrasting surprisingly well with the brown, waffle-like pattern on the broad sides to produce a retro 70s aesthetic that yet maintains modern sensibilities -- it is an iPhone case, after all.

Originally, the case was to be simply a one-off promotional design. Then a few bloggers got wind of it and lobbied the skater clothing and accessories giant to make more. Stats for Waffle-Like Phone Cases Trending: Older & Average
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