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Vans Kicks Off Collab with National Geographic

Five new nature-inspired shoes are on the way.

Five new sneaker styles are on the way from Vans, in collaboration with National Geographic. The nature-inspired kicks take inspiration from wildlife, specific locations and more.

In the past, Vans has teamed up with multiple partners to create licensed sneakers. From David Bowie to Van Gogh and more, Vans is no stranger to creating shoes inspired by art, photography, design and more.

Throughout the upcoming collection, Vans has revealed five new designs on multiple silhouettes of shoes. The collection includes slip-on, Era, Authentic, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi styles.

Each shoe features National Geographic branding as well as imagery found in the magazines. Some styles take a more simplistic approach by just bearing the brand’s logo and other imagery, while others look to bring various nature-inspired designs into the mix with flashier appearances.

The slip-ons come with Greenland’s Pine Island Glacier covering each shoe. The Era style has GPS coordinates and oceanic graphics. One pair of Vans is coated in National Geographic magazine covers, and an all-black version of the Old Skool style complete with printed tree frog and wolf images.

The limited-edition collection will be available beginning June 1.

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