WACKO MARIA Teams Up With Vans for Japanese Folklore-Inspired Authentics

Vans’ penchant for collaborating with a massive assortment of partners has brought us some enticing new releases in 2020, but our favorite just dropped today. Teaming up with WACKO MARIA, this Vans Authentic gets a makeover inspired by Japanese folklore tales.

The Vans Authentic has been the canvas to hundreds, if not thousands of exciting and unique projects and stories in their near 50-year history. From the standard, color-based blocking to the elevated takes by the brand’s Vault division, and all the way to projects with brands and partners on nearly every continent, the Vans Authentic is a tried and true classic. This week, the Authentic is taking a trip to Japan, teaming up with WACKO MARIA Guilty Parties for a limited-edition release. Pulling from their own historical and cultural inspirations, the WACKO x Vans Authentic is covered in a set of Japanese Folklore imagery. Flames, ancient spirits, monsters, bondage, and more are represented across the Authentic’s canvas upper in colorful detail.


The latest project from California’s Vans and Japan’s WACKO MARIA, a Japanese folklore-inspired Authentic silhouette, launched via the clothing brand’s website and is still readily available with shipment from Japan. The printed look for the Authentic comes with a price tag of approximately $93, with no current plans for a wider release announced. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Vans release news.

WACKO MARIA x Vans Authentic
Release Date: July 11th, 2020
Price: $93

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