Hey Harry Potter fans, the magical Vans sneakers you’ve been waiting for are here
Harry Potter, but make it fashion.
Are you a Harry Potter fan who also wears shoes? I have news for you! Today, Vans released a collection of Harry Potter-themed sneakers.
There are four distinct styles named for, duh, each of the houses from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The designers had the very difficult task of taking a classic Vans model and identifying which house it best represented. So, for instance, Slytherin gets a lace-up Era sneaker in a black and green snake print. Gryffindor, Harry Potter’s own house, gets a Sk8-Hi high-top sneaker in the house’s iconic green and orange color palette, compete with the dragon crest on the side.
But more than that, this Vans collection gives the brand a new level of cool. While most Harry Potter paraphernalia involves things like cheesy T-shirts and toy wands, these sneakers incorporate iconic imagery from the films and books and transforms it into stylish sneakers that might even tempt consumers who aren’t superfans.