Checkerboard Vans Send Out
Vans are Not Just One Thing, and neither are their customers.
Vans’ tireless celebration of vibrant youth culture and creative self-expression is why last week 200 Aussie music artists and cultural influencers were gifted the classic checkerboard slip-on; including Angus Stone, Ruby Rose, Thundamentals, The Wombats, and Nina Las Vegas.
The checkerboard slip-on is arguably one of the most recognisable and timeless Vans styles; an iconic sneaker staple since 1979. Once solely a go-to shoe for skaters and punk rockers, the classic monochrome look has infiltrated designer street and sport-luxe style. With many recipients headed up to Byron Bay for Splendour in the Grass music festival, these sneakers made the perfect addition to any festival outfit.
Vans also linked up local Newtown brewery Young Henry’s to loosen up our send-outs with the hand-crafted “Stayer Mid” hoppy classic. This exciting collab founded the perfect starter kit to a kick-back lifestyle – serving the people one pair of sneakers and a six-pack at a time.
Among those excited to receive their kit were Alice Ivy & Kentaro Yoshida.
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