Vans comes together with Disney to deliver a collection celebrating the true original, Mickey Mouse. To commemorate the 90th anniversary of Disney’s beloved character, Vans designers bring decades of iconic Mickey Mouse imagery to an extended offering of footwear, apparel and accessories available October 5. The collection is founded on 11 designs that capture Mickey Mouse’s spirit and evolution spanning from his introduction in the late 1920’s to present day.
To commemorate Mickey Mouse’s film debut in 1928, the Sk8-Hi has been remastered to showcase iconic scenes from the black and white silent film, Plane Crazy. Each quarter panel features a film scene that is captured under a patent material and is finished with a 3-D emblem on the heels.
The 1940’s introduction of the animated film Fantasia brought Mickey Mouse’s mischievous persona to light as “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”. Taking inspiration from the Sorcerer’s hat, the Sk8-Hi is transformed to include velvet quarter panels adorned with celestial moon and star embroidery, which is complimented by blue suede panels and contrast yellow stitching. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice inspired Sk8-Hi is finished with a black sole, star printed laces and a Sorcerer’s Apprentice emblem on the heel. To compliment the collection a Fantasia themed tee and Old Skool II Backpack feature a far out, tie-dye print and Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Disney fans can channel their inner Mouseketeer in an Old Skool model that is dedicated to the Mickey Mouse Club. Utilizing suede and cotton canvas materials, the Old Skool silhouette features a red Sidestripe and club logo sewn on the tongue. The Mickey Mouse Club themed Old Skool is finished with custom chain stitched embroidery on the back of each heel.
Vans designers channel the 1980’s in a special model of the Old Skool, which combines multi-color uppers in pink, yellow and green. The design is topped off with a classically cool Mickey Mouse print and the Vans’ iconic Checkerboard pattern. Both men and women will receive nostalgic ‘80s-inspired apparel and accessories options including hoodies, jackets, backpacks and accessories.
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are tougher than nails on a special flaming Checkerboard Slip-On. Channeling the 1990’s both Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse get a punk makeover. Vans and Disney fans can showcase their own “Off The Wall” attitude in the LS BF Tee, backpack, hat and hoodie that showcase flaming sleeves and a Checkerboard hood liner.
Mickey Mouse fans can channel the true original himself in the Mickey Mouse-inspired Authentic. Vans’ original deck shoe has been updated with Mickey Mouse’s trademark colors including a yellow sole complimented by black and red uppers and applique yellow buttons along the heels.
A canvas rendition of the Old Skool showcases Mickey Mouse’s iconic gloves holding the medial side of the shoe. Disney fans will have to look closely as there is a hidden Mickey located on the tongue of each shoe. This simplified take on a classic serves as inspiration for a matching women’s apparel assortment that includes a checkerboard emblazoned tee, hoodie, hat and backpack.
Mickey Mouse’s eternal sweetheart, Minnie Mouse, will receive her own two-piece footwear and apparel assortment that channels her classic polka dotted dress. Using her giant oversized bow and satin materialization, the Authentic Gore and Slide-On Sandal get dressed up with Minnie Mouse detailing and is finished with a delicate scalloped edge. Matching crewneck, backpack and sock options are also available in the selection.
The collection wraps with a last rendition that could only be created by Vans and Disney fans themselves. Vans Customs will receive two exclusive prints including a special Mickey Mouse inspired icon and a Minnie Mouse polka dot pattern that will be available beginning October 5 on Vans.eu. Highlight your own favorite moment with Mickey Mouse alongside countless color and material combinations across Vans Classic silhouettes.
The Vans and Disney Mickey Mouse Collection will be available to shop in Vans partner and retail stores and online from October 5.