Vans continues the observance of the Chinese zodiac celebrations with 2017's year of the rooster. This time, they have partnered with Chinese designer Kim kiroic for a large collection of footwear for men and women.
Kim Kiroic chose to highlight the lifecycle of the chicken, taking us through the entire timeline from the chicken to the full grown rooster. Starting with the tonal, beige leather upper Old Skool with matching foxing represents the first stage, the egg. From there, the women's tonal yellow fuzzy Authentic Platform takes on the form of the chick.
From there, Kim made two models to represent the adult rooster. A Slip On with a dominant white leather upper and black heel counter has a unique red, yellow, and blue fringe applied to the vamp. These colors represent the rooster's comb and are a really funky addition to an otherwise plain shoe that we love. The Mid Skool '77 features and blazing red suede upper with white vamp and black midsole. This shoe represents the full grown body of the rooster, with its red and black feathers.
Alongside those models, Vans is also releasing two limited edition Authentic Platforms with wovens leather uppers. The colorblocking mimics the colors of the rooster's lifecycle and extends onto the platform midsole and foxing.
The Vans x Kim Kiroic "Year of the Rooster" Collection is available now from Vans stockists around the world. We have not seen the two limited edition pairs available yet, but stay tuned to our Instagram for updates.