First teased last month, official imagery of Vans and Harry Potter‘s collaborative sneaker line-up has finally surfaced. This first look at the shoes reveals silhouettes exclusive to each of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s houses.
Colors and details from all four houses — Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin — are realized across different Vans silhouettes, reflecting the distinctive nature of each house.
Gryffindor’s Sk8-Hi sports red and gold-hued stripes against a black suede upper, with a matching Jazz Stripe and muted white midsole emphasizing the house’s lion-emblazoned crest, which is patched onto the medial side of each sneaker.
Ravenclaw’s signature blue informs a remixed Checkerboard Authentic, complete with matching laces, crest-branded tongue tag and touches of bronze on the alternating squares.
The Hufflepuff Slip-On is one of the more understated options; an all-black upper is subverted by subtle yellow stripes at the elastic gusset, with “HUFFLEPUFF” verbiage and crest stitched across the forefoot.
Finally, Slytherin’s Era receives an appropriately scaley makeover, with faux snakeskin patterns playing across a silver and dark green leather upper, even reworking the shoe’s tongue tag to showcase the house’s snake motif.
Source : Hypebeast