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Vans' New Footwear Collection Pays Homage to A Tribe Called Quest

A celebration of the pioneering hip-hop group from Queens
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Vans is launching a new footwear collection made up of classic silhouettes in honor of the pioneering hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. The six models comprise the Slip-On, UltraRange, Old Skool, Slip-On, Authentic, Sk8-Hi and Era, all done up in distinctive colors and prints drawn from ATCQ iconography. Specifically, the Slip-On features cover artwork from the group's 2016 album, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, while the Era is printed with an all-over graphic depicting album covers spanning the period between 1990 and 2016. Additionally, the Old Skool sports an all-black finish based on The Anthology album artwork; the Sk8-Hi is printed with lyrics from the classic track "Bonita Applebaum"; and the Authentic honors the Phife Dawg. Finally, the UltraRange features a black leather upper with a contrasting red sidestripe. 

Look for the collection to drop April 6th at and select retailers. In celebration of the launch, House of Vans Brooklyn will host a special two-day pop-up event on March 30 and 31.

Release Date: 4/6/18 (Friday)