Where’s Waldo? All over Vans’ new sneakers, apparently. From 2 March 2021, the highly-anticipated Vans x Where’s Waldo? collection will be available in Singapore, at Vans retails stores and online at vans.com.sg.
The iconic 34-year series has been integral to our growing-up years, and is still relevant today despite our long-suffering attempts at locating the cheeky adventurer and his distinctive striped shirt. Vans’ latest collection pays homage to the fun spirit of the series, and gets us immersed into its colourful illustrated world with plenty of footwear and apparel for men, women, and children.
We’ll start with the most iconic silhouette and print of the bunch — Vans’ Classic Slip-On is splashed with the exact beach scene from Waldo’s first book, which is where you’re encouraged to begin your search immediately. The vibrant beach scene is then offset with contrast red piping on the tongue with navy-blue foxing, a reference to Waldo’s signature outfit.
A classic Vans Authentic silhouette also references another famous Waldo hunt, this time, one of the most difficult ones of all — the Land of Waldos edition print, set in Waldo’s hometown. Another sneaker with a busy print is the Era silhouette, which features a postage stamp pattern that showcases the best of Where’s Waldo’s famous characters.
This is followed by the Sk8-Hi silhouette, where the high-top sneakers represent arch nemesis Odlaw, hence the black and yellow checkerboard pattern. Since Where’s Waldo? taught us about attention to detail, you’ll also notice Waldo and Odlaw hidden among the checks. Finally, there’s the Old Skool and those red and white striped uppers, with a printed midsole featuring the series’ international logos, and a set of laces with printed question marks for extra points. Most of the shoes are available in kid and adult sizes.
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Here, we’ve got plenty of t-shirts you can look out for, including a matching blue tee that once again recreates the iconic beach scene. There’s also a red snapback hat with an “I Found Waldo” patch since you so obviously deserve the recognition for your unending perseverance. Elsewhere, even fan-favourite Wizard Whitebeard makes an appearance in a ringer tee and jockey hat, while a kids’ collection short-sleeve t-shirt sees a striped tee bearing Waldo characters popping out throughout. Hoodies, embroidered patch t-shirts, and other apparel will also be available at launch.
Vans x Where’s Waldo? collection, $69 – $119. Available 2 March 2021 at Vans retail stores at ION Orchard, Bugis Junction and VivoCity, and online at vans.com.sg.