Vans gives us all the nostalgia and keeps the search alive with this recently release Where’s Waldo Capsule collaboration. We’ve spent the last 30 years looking for the bespectacled, smiling, monochromatic man known simply as Waldo or Wally. Always clad in White and Red stripes and waving when you see him at last, finding Waldo spans books, games, and increased difficulty.
If searching for this delightful traveler has taught us anything, it’s that the devil is in the details. Vans took this concept and applied it to their SK8-Hi, Old Skool, Slip-On, Authentic, and Era models.
Each silhouette takes a different approach to the iconic wanderer. The Slip-On lifts a page right out of the book with a heavily-detailed beach scene. Lined with Red along the tongue and Blue across the midsole leading to a White outsole to match the sockliner.
The Old Skool takes the most artistic approach, rocking the White and Red stripes across the entire upper. This accented by White laces with Red question marks, a Blue line separating the upper from the White cupsole, and finally there repeated question of “Where’s Waldo?” in different languages. This matches the kids-exclusive Era with the addition of the velcro cross straps over the tongue.
However, the SK8-Hi sports the Black and Yellow colorway warn by Waldo’s mustached nemesis, Odlaw. Yellow laces pop against the Black suede forefoot. Both men appear scattered about the checkered patterns. The Authentic shouts out the other reoccurring faces seen when looking for Waldo. Stamps show off the smiling Waldo, a wicked-grinning Odlaw, a sweetfaced Wilma, the Blue-collared Woof, and finally Wizard Whitebeard.
Additionally, the capsule comes with three unique t-shirt designs, a Grey hoodie lined with Red and White stripes, and Red Vans Off The Wall cap. For more details on the Vans x Where’s Waldo capsule, head over to Vans.com while supplies last.
Vans SK8-Hi, Old Skool, Era, Authentic, Slip-On
Release: Available Now
Primary Market: vans.com
Secondary Market: Yankeekicks Store
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