There have been South Korean influenced sneakers from other brands like adidas and Nike with the rise of the country’s influence on fashion and music and Vans gets in on the action with a “Korean Typography” colorway of the iconic Vans Old Skool and Classic Slip-On.
The sneakers feature the same design language, with tiger stripes and a hibiscus floral print are seen throughout the uppers as the tiger and hibiscus are the national animal and flower of South Korea respectively. The influence of the Taegukgi, the national flag of South Korea, can be seen with the red and blue paneling featured on the medial and lateral sides of the Old Skool and the heel overlay on the Slip-On. The standout feature of the collection is the Korean typography seen throughout both sneakers, with “Vans” phonetically spelled out in Korean on the heel of the Old Skool and on the upper of the Slip-On and “Off The Wall” also spelled out phonetically on the sidewall of both sneakers.
The Vans Old Skool & Classic Slip-On “Korean Typography” is available now on Vans.com and select retailers such as Titolo. Check out the photos from Titolo below and let us know if these are a cop or a drop for you.
Vans Old Skool & Classic Slip-On “Korean Typography”
Colorway:Racing Red/True Blue
Release Date:July 22, 2021