Vans has teamed up with A Tribe Called Quest and Sony Music's innovative merchandising company The Thread Shop, for an exclusive footwear collection inspired by the artwork on some of ATCQ's albumbs.
The limited edition collection offers a range of Vans classic silhouettes including the Slip-On, UltraRange, Old Skool, Slip-On, Authentic, Sk8-Hi and Era, all illustrating the group's most favorite milestones of their career.
For instance, the Slip-On style highlights the cover artwork from A Tribe Called Quest's 2016 album, "We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service," with embroidery of the album title, while the Era features an all-over graphic print of album covers spanning from 1990 to 2016. The Sk8-Hi features odes to their well-known "Bonita Applebaum" track with album artwork and printed lyrics on the shoelaces, quarter panels and lining, and the Vans Authentic honors the life of the late Phife Dawg, who passed away in 2015.
To celebrate the partnership, Vans and ATCQ will host a two-day pop up event at House of Vans Brooklyn on March 30 and 31 from noon-10pm. The two-day shopping and music experience will feature early access to shop the collection and live music guests curated by the group. To RSVP for the event be sure to visit