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These Vans Authentics are Made in Collab with Felix Shaozi

 - Jun 28, 2018
References: & highsnobiety
The famed Vans Authentics have been given an artistic makeover. The new rendition of the iconic silhouette boasts a highly detailed and well-positioned illustration of an alligator. The green sneakers are the result of a collaboration between the footwear brand and Felix Shaozi, who won the opportunity at Vans Asia Custom Culture Competition in 2017.

The gnarly gator-inspired illustration definitely brings out the spirit of the company as one that is open to experimentation, playful in design and supportive of the independent artist community. While building the concept of his custom design for the Vans Authentics silhouette, Felix Shaozi looked to appeal to a wider audience and embrace the company's culture in its entirety. As a result, the Alligator footwear model is bold, cheerful and artistic.