We’ve covered the Adidas x Star Wars phenomenon, and this time, we’re shouting out to you from infinity and beyond with Vans’ upcoming and official collaboration with Pixar’s greatly loved Toy Story Franchise! Boasting mainly footwear and accessories, this blast from the past from a family-oriented and nostalgic cartoon is sure to hit home with most of us who are undoubtedly in love with the franchise.
The main character, Woody, acts as the main source inspiration for the holy trinity of the Vans x Toy Story footwear options – the Sk8-Hi Reissue PT, the Old Skool and the Authentic.
The Sk8-Hi Reissue PT
Transcribing elements of Woody’s iconic cowboy boots into a hi-top form using full grain leather with custom cactus embroidery on the sides of the shoes, you actually get to feel like woody in this shoe, except with a specially revamped style and leather-like class to your step.
Drawing from Woody inevitably means Captain Buzz Lightyear definitely has to have a say as well! The Sk8-Hi Reissue PT similarly adopts a Buzz Lightyear design, with its pair decorated in galactic goodness with the lights out where its decorative stars and elements that glow in the dark.
The Old Skool
The Old Skool is most telling of the collaboration, with Vans incorporating their very own niche – denim, together with designs and flair reminiscent of the cowboy Woody. With denim and cow skin-printed side panels, this pair is finished with a brown leather Sidestripe. The Buzz Lightyear edition of the Old Skool features a white and green leather uppers that make up Buzz Lightyear’s exact color tonal space suit – almost as if you were wearing him on your feet. As a small yet inclusionary authentic element, what can be found on the sole of each Woody and Buzz style is Andy’s signature from the original Toy Story Movie.
Toy Story’s other characters, Hamm, Slinky Dog, Rex and Bo Peep get their very own cameo with their own Old Skool designs and other accessories. Women, or anyone actually, on the bandwagon of the patterns and pastel pink trend, can channel Bo Peep in a special polka-dotted Sk8-Hi Slim with a lace adorned Sidestripe while both Woody and Bo Peep are featured together on a pink Authentic.
The SK8 Hi-Slim
Not forgetting the kids’ element and place in the very true heart of the movie, Vans has all of Andy’s favorite toys celebrated in a collection available for kids and toddlers with exclusive Slip-On styles.
The collection is complete with a women’s apparel and an accessories line offering tees, fleece, hats and backpacks inspired by Woody and other toys, while the men’s assortment features Buzz Lightyear and Alien printed backpacks, hats and crew socks.
Readily available at Vans outlet stores beginning 7th October, warm the cockles of your heart, adult or child, if you deem yourself a fan of the movie for these merchandise indeed will take and last you from the infinity and beyond.