Vans has teamed up again with LA-based collective Kids of Immigrants to release the new 'KOI x Vans Old Skool,' a shoe inspired by the group's slogan "Anything is Possible."
This reworked skate shoe intends to pay homage to America's immigrant communities and working-class heroes. In particular, it honors the sacrifices that immigrant parents have made to give their children a better life in the U.S. Because of this, the shoe was designed with unique fabrics taken from the childhoods of KOI's members, creating a mosaic of leather, paisley, corduroy, shearling, and velvet. In addition, the shoe's insole is meant to resemble Chinese laundry bags, while the yellow outsole is reminiscent of household lamps.
As part of the sneaker's release, Kids of Immigrants have tapped author and speaker Rob Hill to be the narrator for its campaign, leveraging his inspiring and spiritual voice.