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Theological Sneakers

Robert Crumb and Vans Create Heaven-Questioning Kicks

— October 3, 2009 — Fashion
Robert Crumb and Vans have joined heads to create two new sneakers. The ‘Mr. Natural’ Sk8 Hi shoe is white and features the thought-provoking question ‘Who wants to go to heaven anyway?’ and allows you to literally walk all over theology.

The “Fritz the Cat” Slip-On shoe is the other product from the Robert Crumb and Vans collaboration. Check out the two innovative sneakers, as well as more on Robert Crumb, at the links below.
Trend Themes
1. Collaborative Sneaker Collections - The collaboration between Robert Crumb and Vans showcases the trend of artists and brands teaming up to create unique and thought-provoking sneakers.
2. Religion-challenging Design - The 'Mr. Natural' Sk8 Hi shoe with its provocative theological question represents the trend of incorporating bold and controversial messages into footwear designs.
3. Artistic Influences in Fashion - The Robert Crumb and Vans collaboration demonstrates the growing trend of integrating artistic influences into the fashion industry, blurring the lines between art and apparel.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Retail - The collaboration between Robert Crumb and Vans presents an opportunity for fashion retailers to explore unique partnerships that combine art and design in footwear.
2. Artistic Merchandising - The 'Fritz the Cat' Slip-On shoe showcases how the art industry can disrupt and innovate in the merchandising space by leveraging collaborations with popular brands like Vans.
3. Religious/spiritual Merchandise - The theological questioning design of the 'Mr. Natural' Sk8 Hi shoe opens up possibilities for religious and spiritual merchandise to adopt more controversial and thought-provoking messaging.
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