Vans Partners With New York Fashion Designer Sandy Liang for The Cooelst Sneakers Yet
Andrew Parker - March 9, 2020

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

Vans, the original skate shoe we all know and love, announced their partnership with New York fashion designer Sandy Liang for a limited edition collection of Classic footwear and apparel. Sandy Liang is known best for mixing materials like fleece and unique colors and print. Debuting February 21, Liang has designed this collection with her signature marks all over it. The designer is known for taking inspiration from her hometown of Bayside, Queens, as well as her grandmother and childhood hand-me-downs. Take our money already!

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“To see my ideas come to life on such an iconic collection of footwear and apparel is a dream come true,” said Sandy Liang in a press release. “This collection embodies the playful dreaminess of the nineties, as well as the grittiness of downtown New York City.”

There are nine pieces of apparel and accessories in the collection, each drawing on ’90s trends. Marbled color, snakeskin print, butterflies, and bejeweled piercings detail all over hoodies, t-shirts, and bike shorts.

The collection is a beautiful collab meshing Liang’s design approach while still channeling Vans’ classic vibe. Dainty yet edgy.