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Vans has teamed up with Chinese designer brand Purlicue for a sneaker collection that celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Called “The Fat Year,” the sneakers are inspired by the Chinese Zodiac calendar’s Year of the Pig. The footwear is described as “laid back” but “not lazy.”

Vans partners with Chinese designer brand Purlicue to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year by unveiling an exclusive series of footwear. The collection will be available SOON! #VansPhilippines

Posted by Vans on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The collab features cool, new, and supersized designs of the brand’s classics, Old Skool, Sk8, and Era. From the images released on social media, Era looks to be revamped with a luscious pink and chocolate colorway, as well as another variation in red and white.

Posted by Vans on Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The laces are exaggerated, too, coming in extra-wide and flat. The brand’s Facebook cover photo also reveals that the words “THE FAT YEAR” are also printed in black on the soles.

Vans Philippines has yet to reveal the full collection, but promises that it “will be available soon.”

Would you wear these on Chinese New Year?

Featured Image from Vans Philippines Facebook


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