One word: Iconic. The VANS AUTHENTIC has had his first release in 1966, being the first shoe to be adorned by the Jazz-Stripe. Skating and the Authentic go together like ants and picnics – you couldn't imagine one without the other. While the upper offers thousands of different variations, the 5-hole lacing always stayed the same. 'Off the wall' is the motto, 'Authentic' is the way. It doesn't look like anybody will dethrone the #1 in the skateboarding world any time soon.
After successful collaborations with Disney – from Mickey Mouse to Star Wars motives printed on the upper – Vans put their heads together with Nintendo, the absolute all-time gaming champion. More or less. Starting off the June in brilliant fashion, they present the VANS X NINTENDO collection! To provide the gaming-loving ladies with a suitable sneaker, Princess Peach is there for the rescue – for a change. The VANS AUTHENTIC PRINCESS PEACH features multiple 'Mario Star' and Princess Peach prints, with latter changing her pose on every occasion. It is well-known that our princess prefers her stuff in pink, therefore the upper's background shouldn't be a surprise. Custom GAME OVER signature on the rubber waffle outsoles put the icing on the cake.