Vans teamed up with A Tribe Called Quest and Sony Music’s merchandising company, The Thread Shop, for an exclusive collection that pays homage to the hip-hop pioneers. The dope collab features six unisex styles in adult and children’s sizing.
The exclusive drop includes Vans classics such as the Slip-On, UltraRange, Old Skool, Authentic, Sk8-Hi and Era. The group’s iconic album artwork and legendary song lyrics are featured throughout. Standouts include the Sk8-Hi—with Bonita Applebum lyrics on the shoelaces, lining and quarter panels—and the Era, which features album covers from 1990 to 2016. The Authentic pays homage to the late Phife Dawg, who passed away in 2015.
To celebrate the new partnership, Vans and ATCQ are hosting a two-day pop up event at House of Vans Brooklyn on March 30 and 31 from noon-10pm. Fans can shop the collection while vibing to live tunes curated by the music legends. Take a closer look below, and visit vans.com for more information.