If you need a kick in your step, you can now power up with a lil’ boost from Zeus himself. Vans has recently unveiled their latest mythology-inspired addition, touted as their first-ever Filipino-designed sneakers.
The Vans piece is designed by 23-year-old University of the East College of Fine Arts graduate, Nikko Pelaez. Among 10,000 entries across 10 countries, Nikko’s design named “Along With the Gods” bagged the grand prize at the 2018 Vans Asia Custom Culture Competition.
Back in October, Nikko was also commissioned by Vans Philippines for his hand-painted designs on the theme “Batang Maynila.” While these pieces aren’t available in stores, “Along With the Gods” will be making it way to the public on Nov. 15. The winning design is a limited edition piece, so better get your hands on those kicks blessed by the gods.
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