Vans x Star Wars Footwear, Apparel Collection

By Jay Casteel  |  05/01/2014

Vans announced this week a big collaboration with the Star Wars franchise, which extends from Classics and Vault by Vans footwear to men's apparel and women's accessories.

The Vans x Star Wars collection kicks off with a six-piece offering from Classics, boasting designs featuring a slew of the movie's characters -- including bounty hunter Boba Fett, the Storm Trooper, Yoda, Vader, and more. As a tribute to the original film, Vans pairs the Classic Slip-On with the 1977 poster artwork from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and showcases the Era in comic-book style graphics from vintage Star Wars merchandise.

The collaboration also boasts an assortment of men's apparel and women's accessories. The men's series highlights the Yoda aloha and Stormtrooper bandana prints across a selection of tees, as well as an additional cap, backpack and sock pack dedicated to Yoda's special pattern. And, the women's range of accessories incorporates both sets of imagery into a focused, fashion-forward ensemble of backpacks and hats.

The Vans x Star Wars Classics and Apparel collection releases this June at Vans stores and select locations globally.

As part of the partnership, Vans also readies a limited installment of footwear under Vans' premium label, Vault by Vans. The collection launches with two rare Vans prints from the '80s that incorporate images of Star Wars villains into Vans original Classic forms -- including thedesigns with the Imperial AT-AT Walkers, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper helmets and lightsabers, an all-white Yoda colorway of the Chukka boot, and more.

Less than 300 pairs of each Vault By Vans style was produced, and will be available this May exclusively at the Vans DQM General in Boston and New York, and other select stores.