The 70s-80s witnessed the rise of Elmo’s World as the present fortifies its 54-year legacy.
American skateboard manufacturer Vans collaborates with one of the most impactful television programs of all time: Sesame Street, uplifting a communal theme of inclusion. Noting the shared focus between the brands, the “We All Belong” message is slated on the pairs, providing a sense of nostalgia in tribute to the iconic street where kids learn to grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
Donning an Off the Wall makeover, familiar Sesame Street characters and influences encapsulate several silhouettes of the “original action sports brand and global icon of creative exploration,” serving as a reminder of the joy and accepting spirit the program generates—suitable for fans of the past, present, and future.
Vans x Sesame Street collection
An ode to its pioneering fans, the adult assortment features the Vans Authentic in Sesame Street Yellow (PHP 5,998) with a vintage Vans plate dangling on the sidewall. Its quarter panels paint a familiar picture with icons Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Oscar the Grouch hand-in-hand. The Old Skool in Sesame Street Multi (PHP 6,498) welcomes inclusivity, friendship, and acceptance, with 2020 Muppet debutants Gabrielle and Tamir integrated into the rainbow-striped mix of characters.
For the younger generation, the collection ventures into timeless renditions with the Sk8-Hi Zip in Sesame Street Multi (PHP 7,498), Style 36 featuring Oscar the Grouch (PHP 6,998), Elmo’s Old Skool in Natural Colorway (PHP 6,498) and an Authentic in Ivory/Yellow with a Sesame Street logo tag (PHP 5,998).
Transcending its timeless staples, comfortability plays a role with the release of an Old Skool Overt CC in Cookie Monster Blue (PHP 7,998) and La Costa Slide On with the iconic stripes of Bert and Ernie (PHP 3,998).Eying a global launch on June 9, 2023, The Vans x Sesame Street collections will be purchasable at the following Vans retail locations: Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Glorietta 3, Greenbelt 3, SM Megamall and Trinoma, as well as the Vans Philippines Official Chatstore.