Vans Turns to Sensory Inclusive Designs to Raise Awareness for Autism

$100,000 USD from the proceeds will be donated to charity.

By
Footwear
19,412 Hypes 3 Comments

Setting out to raise awareness for autism, Vans has now launched a sensory inclusive collection where part of the proceeds will be donated to charity.

Aptly named the Autism Awareness Collection, the new drops span across several different silhouettes including a blue suede checkered ComfyCush Old Skool and two colorways of a plush checkerboard ComfyCush Slip-On PT, all available in adult sizing. The remaining three models — which include two ComfyCush Slip-On PT variations with a “LOVE” print and a holographic water pattern, as well as a ComfyCush New Skool V colorway, will be launched exclusively in kids and toddler sizes.

“Since 1966, Vans has stood as a champion of individuality and self-expression,” says Vans. “With this project, Vans celebrates the unique aspects of all people. Designed specifically with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in mind, the ultra-comfortable footwear collection is offered with sensory-inclusive elements including a calming color palette and design features that focus on the senses of touch, sign and sound.”

As for the donation, the company has pledged a minimum of $100,000 USD from the proceeds of the collection to A.skate, an organization that helps children with autism to connect with the social world through skateboarding. Aside from holding clinics for children on the spectrum completely for free to families, A.skate also provides grants to them for skateboarding gear, as well as promote awareness while educating families about how beneficial and therapeutic skateboarding can be. According to Vans, the donation can support the education of 4,000 children with autism on how to skateboard.

The Vans Autism Awareness Collection will be available later this month over at Vans retailers or on the company’s online store.

Elsewhere in footwear, take an official look at the UNDEFEATED x Nike Air Max 90 “Black.”

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Tate Modern and Unified Goods Collaborate on New Warhol Collection
Fashion

Tate Modern and Unified Goods Collaborate on New Warhol Collection

Limited-edition merch inspired by influential Pop artist’s life.

ROKIT's Spring 2020 Lineup is a Nod to Youth Activism
Fashion

ROKIT's Spring 2020 Lineup is a Nod to Youth Activism

Inspired by verbal protest and spoken-word poetry.

Nike's Air Max Triax 96 Gets Bold Frogskin Camo Treatment
Fashion

Nike's Air Max Triax 96 Gets Bold Frogskin Camo Treatment

A military-inspired makeover.


Zero Labs Unveils All-Electric Ford Bronco With 600 HP
Automotive

Zero Labs Unveils All-Electric Ford Bronco With 600 HP

Constructed from factory licensed steel.

The 2020 Ultima RS Is the Manufacturer's Most Track-Ready Supercar to Date
Automotive

The 2020 Ultima RS Is the Manufacturer's Most Track-Ready Supercar to Date

“The fastest, most versatile, stylish and aerodynamic Ultima ever made.”

Javier Calleja Will Be Releasing New Limited Edition Artworks
Arts

Javier Calleja Will Be Releasing New Limited Edition Artworks

Titled “Handfinished Edition” and “Up To You.”

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We noticed you are using an ad-blocker

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.