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Old-School Rapper Sneakers

Vans and A Tribe Called Quest Created a Limited Range of Shoes for Kids

— April 12, 2018 — Fashion
Classic shoe company Vans teamed up with old-school rap group A Tribe Called Quest on a new limited edition line of sneakers for kids.

The line features the brand's traditional silhouette and styles in a new and stylish fashion. One of the pairs were inspired by the band's third album 'Midnight Marauders' with a green, red and yellow colorway that looks similar to the album artwork. Additionally, the brand decided to pay tribute to the final album 'We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service' with a similar colorway on the slip-on style.

The new limited-edition line of A Tribe Called Quest and Vans shoes is available online now, in sizes for babies, toddlers and kids.
Trend Themes
1. Limited Edition Collaborations - Brands collaborating with music artists to create limited edition products presents opportunities for unique and exclusive offerings.
2. Nostalgia-driven Fashion - The resurgence of old-school rap and hip-hop culture in fashion provides opportunities for brands to tap into nostalgia-driven consumer preferences.
3. Kid-focused Sneaker Collections - Creating specialized sneaker collections targeted specifically towards children allows brands to expand their customer base and cater to younger demographics.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear Industry - The footwear industry can benefit from collaborating with music artists to create unique and limited edition sneakers that appeal to customers.
2. Music Industry - The music industry can form strategic partnerships with fashion brands to create exclusive merchandise and capitalize on the popularity of old-school rap culture.
3. Children's Fashion Industry - The children's fashion industry can explore collaborations with established brands to offer trendy and nostalgic sneaker collections targeted towards kids and young consumers.
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