An American icon in its own right, Vans uses its collaborations to pay tribute to American culture. For over 30 years, The Simpsons television show has been a part of pop culture, providing hilarious insight into suburban family life. This season, Vans honours The Simpsons with a vibrant collection of footwear, apparel and accessories that celebrate iconic moments from the historic series.
The Vans x The Simpsons collection celebrates the Simpsons family (Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie) with depictions and references that diehard fans will appreciate. Key pieces from the collection include the Sk8-Hi and Men’s Chukka Pro. The entire Simpsons family makes an appearance on the outside of the Sk8-Hi, with the iconic checkerboard print on the medial in signature shades of blue and yellow.
The Men’s Chukka Pro pays homage to Bart Simpson, the 10-year-old prankster. A Bart-shaped skull and crossbones silhouette appear on the lateral side of the shoe. The Bart Chukka Pro is reinforced with Vans’ Duracap™ for added durability for skating around town. Bart’s pranks carry over to the pack’s Sk8-Low style which showcases a red brick medial tagged in Bart’s 'El Barto' signature plus a graffitied self-portrait.
The footwear assortment is rounded out with eight more styles that pay homage to beloved Simpsons characters. Moe and the Bouviers occupy Old Skool colourways while Scratchy gets a toon-filled Era style. Lisa is featured on a lavender Sk8-Hi, while Mr. Plow rightfully resides on a Sk8-Hi MTE style. Rounding out the footwear collection is a skate-approved colour block Slip-On Pro along with a Slide-On sandal inspired by the famous pink Homer Simpson donuts.
With the collection’s apparel line, fans of the show will find a variety of women’s and men’s styles. The Lisa Fleece features a purple color block fleece crew with raglan sleeves and bright “Lisa Simpson for President” on the back and front chest. The accompanying Simpsons Check Backpack features Vans’ iconic checkerboard print in Simpsons-inspired yellow, featuring close-ups of Lisa’s face and a rubberized logo patch on the front zip pocket. The Lisa look is complete with a “Lisa 4 Prez” short-sleeved tee paired with a matching hat and fanny pack.
For the men’s apparel, The Simpsons short-sleeve tee features a logo on the chest and a family scene on the back, a tribute to the show’s famous couch gag intro.
The collection offers a white and black hoodie, both featuring the entire Simpson family and is accompanied by logos on the sleeves. Standing out is the blue Bart-inspired hoodie with a Bart skull design on the back and chest. The Simpsons long-sleeve tee features “El Barto” fleeing with graffiti can in hand, and the knit short-sleeve tee (a Pro Skate exclusive) is covered in Bart Simpson skull and crossbones.