As the highly-anticipated One Piece Film: Red film prepares to hit North America, the One Piece franchise has been rolling out a number of activations including a new collectibles series with CASETiFY and now its first major footwear collaboration with Vans. Despite its fabled spot as one of the most popular and recognizable animes of all time, One Piece‘s only official sneaker release has been with Kappa, though ambitious customs have popped up from time to time.
Vans comes off an expansive joint series with Sailor Moon in which it delivered a number of themed footwear silhouettes as well as apparel and accessories. Teased in its latest collaboration with One Piece is a special-edition Vans Authentic featuring a straw hat-inspired weave across the uppers and hemp rope laces reminiscent of sailing cords. Different pirate flag motifs from the series are displayed across the silhouette and a red compass visual pointing to “Vans” is embroidered on the tongue tab. Rounding out the look are light blue co-branded insoles, skate-ready white rubber midsoles, and red bottoms.
Look for the pairs to release via Vans on November 10 for $90 USD.
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