Vans X Sponge Bob Hoodie Gigliotti Black
Vans links up with Los Angeles-based artist/illustrator and skateboarder Mike Gigliotti to design a new footwear and apparel collection that applies a gritty, skate-inspired aesthetic to a beloved classic: Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants.
The Vans x SpongeBob x Mike Gigliotti Collection is centered around a black and yellow palette, led by Vans Skate Slip-On, Skate Old Skool and Skate Sk8-Hi. Gigliotti’s legendary drawing style is evident across all three silhouettes. Rather than re-drawing SpongeBob, Gigliotti maintained the original character while adding his own art and doodles to a newly created underwater world of skateboarding.
The collection features Gigliotti’s drawings across the quarter panels of the Skate Sk8-Hi and Skate Old Skool, as well as the toe vamp and heel counter of the Skate Slip-On. Other details include a barbed wire and chain stretch across the Old Skool’s Sidestripe and the Sk8-Hi’s sidewall. Built extra tough, Vans Skate Classics feature Duracap for added flexibility and reduced hot spots, resulting in an essential fit for maximum durability where skaters need it most. Vans’ best-in-class PopCush energy-return footbeds snap back and won’t pack out, keeping legs feeling fresh to skate longer. Two-part foxing features a heavier knurl texture on toe bumpers, increasing durability and grip and nodding to a heritage look.
The collection also features Gigliotti’s signature doodles, including flames, flowers, barbed wire and chains overlaid across the original, untouched SpongeBob character, on several apparel pieces, including Vans Jump SS tee in black. A Skull LS tee in white and pullover in slate gray carry over Gigliotti’s skull drawing from the footwear collection, and barbed wire and chain along the sleeves.
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- Brand: Vans