Vans Finds Inspiration in a Traditional Art Form for its Newest Collection

Vans is reimagining its classic sneakers, finding inspiration in a traditional art form.

The skate-style brand combines two of its most beloved silhouettes and origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. The three different styles in the new Origami collection feature sculptured overlays and mixed materials that form unique silhouettes. The collection is now available for men, women and children.

The Era sneaker comes in two different takes. The first mixes the signature Vans checkered pattern with black pony hair while the second is in white suede and features black and purple croc-embossed paneling and a smooth pink suede patch on the heel.

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Vans Era Origami.
Vans Era Origami, vans, origami
Vans Era Origami.

A third style comes in the slip-on silhouette, coated in a checkerboard pony hair design with sections of black suede.

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Vans Slip-On Origami.

The new origami collection is available in Vans stores and online at Vans.com, with all styles retailing for $75. Vans recently expanded its vast series of collections with a capsule of shoes designed with Sandy Liang; it also reissued its “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” Checkerboard slip-on, a style that was originally released in 1982.

To buy: Vans Era Origami

To buy: Vans Slip-On Origami

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