Last month, Vans, the original action sports brand and global advocate for creative expression was proud to welcome Anderson .Paak to the Vans Family as the brand’s first official Global Music Ambassador. This December, Vans and AP come together to deliver a follow-up assortment of footwear, apparel and accessories designed by AP.
After initial success of the partnership, Esquire magazine hailed “Anderson .Paak is shaping the culture at every turn.” Inspired by his sons, Soul Rasheed and Shine, his second Vans collection is a dedication to the Grammy-award winning artist’s family and creative spirit.
With the new offering, AP promises to deliver more creative inspiration, noting, “I wanted color, and vibrancy, and fun. I want people to see these shoes and feel happy, especially during these times. Kids included. My sons are my inspiration, so we needed to make sure we included sizes for all ages. Everyone should be able to rock Vans!”
The second installment of the Vans x Anderson .Paak collaboration will be available globally on December 11.
Using Vans’ original skate school as his canvas, AP has reimagined the Old Skool in two fun and funky colorways inspired by his sons, Soul and Shine. Using corduroy uppers, the Old Skool Soulito is decorated with cozy purple uppers. A second Old Skool Ziti uses the multi-panel construction to showcase color block treated uppers outfitted in a tactile fuzzy suede in blue, purple and green. An homage to family, the footwear assortment includes kids and toddler sizing. Each footwear model is finished with a green waffle sole, as it is the color of creativity. As a complement to the footwear, AP designed a men’s reversible Chore Jacket that provides two looks in one, a purple plaid or a solid purple canvas option, outfitted with black corduroy collar and a purple corduroy backpack. For finishing touches, the Vans x AP Bucket Hat is available in two complimenting colorways, including purple plaid and a kelly green terrycloth colorway.
Vans Family members can sign-up to be the first fans to exclusively shop the Vans x Anderson .Paak Old Skool Soulito on Vans.com/family. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection is available worldwide beginning December 11 at Vans retail locations and online at Vans.com/andersonpaak.