Vans have just announced that they will be releasing a new shoe model based on their vintage 1995 Vans Sid skate silhouette. Now, the shoe company is unleashing the Sid NI, which will take on elements of the iconic shoe, but revamp the design by adding glitter.
The new silhouette will come in either a sparkling black or electric blue and feature the iconic platform sole. Additionally, the “Flying-V” logo, signifying the Vans brand, will be embroidered on the side of the shoe.
“The concept behind the Sid NI was to bring a new context to a classic Vans skate silhouette,” Vans Footwear Designer Rafael Mayorga says in a story with HypeBae. “We updated the proportion by adding a platform sole and modernized the vulcanized construction with an UltraCush drop-in sock liner for comfort. By mixing modern proportions with heritage design elements including the exaggerated Flying-V logo we are able to celebrate what made the original Sid so special.”
You can check out the new silhouette below.
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Recently, photos of Vans’ new Harry Potter line were released online prior to the company’s release. They had been teasing the line on Twitter for the month leading up to the leak. The teasers alluded to all four Hogwarts houses. However, the photos suggest that the line has more to offer.
Additionally, the shoe company recently unveiled David Bowie-inspired kicks. Designs represented in the collection will take inspiration from Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, and Aladdin Sane.
According to HypeBae, the glitter Sid NI shoe will hit vans retailers this June.
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