You literally can have a multi-million dollar piece of Vincent Van Gogh art in your feet. Now you can. The powerhouse sneaker brand, Vans, behind a multitude of fun collaborations, just announced its latest line up in partnership with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the newest Vans x Van Gogh Museum sneaker work of art collection.
The Van Gogh Museum, which lives in Amsterdam, is a space dedicated to the legacy of the Dutch artist. Since its inception, it’s sold a variety of products depicting Van Gogh’s artwork in order to make “the life and work of Vincent van Gogh accessible to as many people as possible in order to enrich and inspire them.”
Featuring an array of clothing and sneakers, the Vans x Van Gogh Museum collection acts as an accessible representation of the late artist’s works.
Choosing four of Van Gogh’s main bodies of work such as Skull, Almond Blossom, Sunflowers and Van Gogh’s self-portrait, the studies come to life across the vamps of the featured footwear silhouettes, tees, hoodies, backpack and hat, along with Van Gogh’s human skull placed across each model with subtle details of the artist’s handwriting and brush strokes hidden in a reimagined checkerboard print.
Additionally, an ode to Van Gogh’s drawing titled Old Vineyard with Peasant Woman is printed across the Old Skool and a special Classic Slip-On that features excerpts from handwritten letters from Vincent to his brother, Theo.
Furthermore, each model from the footwear collection is finished with custom footbed art along with the Van Gogh Museum and Vans logo lock-up, in addition to including a special hangtag that highlight historical facts behind each piece of Vincent Van Gogh’s art.
The entire collection will be available for purchase at Vans as well as the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and online, as well as select Vans retailers starting August 3.