David Bowie Vans Make Us Feel Like We Could Be Heroes


Vans has released a Bowie collection and we are pumped.

The five-piece collection includes six styles of trainer, three t-shirts and two hats – all of which will look great with your jean genies. Yeah, we went there.

Each item takes inspiration from one of The Starman’s most memorable personas and albums, from Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust.

The Vans skate shoe has blue and green cylindrical shapes that match the artwork on the Space Oddity album cover from 1969, while the red patent Sk8-Hi Platforms pay homage to his glam rock alter-ego Ziggy Stardust.

Personally, we’ve only got our eyes on one thing: the Vans’ Old Skool sneakers, inspired by the iconic Aladdin Sane album cover.

The shoes, which are priced at £75, have pearlescent pebbled leather uppers, complete with a red and blue lightning bolt and distinct Vans’ side stripe and David Bowie written in blue and red around the back of the heel.

So iconic is the Aladdin Sane flash, it’s even become the generic “rock-star” emoji and with thousands of people paying pilgrimage to the Bowie’s mural in Brixton following the icon’s death in 2016, there’s sure to be fans for this footwear, too.

Adorably they are even available in toddlers sizes, which are perfect for your mini Bowie fan.

Correction: This article previously stated that the trainers cost £90.

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