Robert Williams line of Vans sneakers

Famed hot rodder and lowbrow art pioneer Robert Williams designed an absolutely amazing series of limited-edition Vans. These are my favorites. From an interview with Williams on the Vans site:


How long have you been wearing Vans?
I've been wearing Vans since about 1970 or '71. I just needed some funky sneakers so I wouldn't wear out my good shoes. Vans was kind of on the hip horizon and they were inexpensive. And at the time you could bring in a swatch of fabric and they would make shoes for you. I thought "What could be more California?" I was running around with surfers and what not, and Vans was the thing to wear.


Previously on BB:
• Robert Williams West Coast book tour Link
• Great new Lowbrow art book: Pop Surrealism Link