In Her Shoes: Stacey Griffith’s Takashi Murakami Vans

This week, FN’s sneaker columnist Stacey Griffith—senior master instructor at SoulCycle—highlights the recent Vans collaboration with artist Takashi Murakami. See her thoughts on the sneaker style below:

“If happiness had a sneaker attached to it, it would probably be a Vans sneaker. Being a California native, I grew up wearing the shoes—I had it in every slip-on and lace-up, and in every color combination there was. As a kid, you were nothing unless you owned a pair of Vans! After I slid my foot into these by Murakami at SoulCycle, just to see if they looked good, I knew I had to have them.

This collaboration is one of the most electric ideas I’ve seen. And for those of us who can’t afford to hang a Murakami plate on our walls (they go for a few million a pop!), we can at least experience that million dollar feeling on our feet. Louis Vuitton also did a collection of bandanas with Murakami, so if you happen to have that, you could easily rock them with your Murakami Vans. Just add a pair of crispy white Current Elliot boyfriend jeans, and a baby blue tee.”

Follow Stacey on Instagram at @staceygnyc

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