Vans and NASA teamed up to make other-worldly sneakers
NASA's day job might be, you know, exploring space and developing modern engineering, but the agency also moonlights as a style influencer, working with designers like Heron Preston on capsule collections.
Latest on the list? Sneakers. Specifically, Vans sneakers. The brand is launching the Vans Space Voyager Collection to celebrate NASA's 60th anniversary. Happy day to us all.
There's a range of items, and they're all very good: adult and toddler Sk8-Hi MTEs, Old Skools, and classic Slip-Ons, plus jackets, T-shirts, and bags. The muse for this collection was none other than the original space suit, which, yes. You can see it in the bright orange colour, puffy sole, and classic NASA insignia. The collection will be available tomorrow in stores and online.
Sneakers and outer space? We are absolutely here for it. First of all, you could wear every piece from this drop at the same time and it still wouldn't look ridiculous. And second, it's putting engineering marvels and the importance of scientific research right in the face of fashion's hypest. Space studies and style. It's good to have both.