July 22, 2022

Vans and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Come Together to Celebrate Love and Friendship

The Vans x Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Collection Honors the Popular Anime

This season, Vans and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon team up for a special collaboration inspired by the beloved tales of love and friendship from the legendary anime. The action-packed collection of footwear, apparel and accessories capture the stories of Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians across iconic Vans styles. 

The footwear range includes various designs across women’s, men’s and kid’s categories. The Sk8-Hi Stacked infuses textiles with satin quarters and smooth leather overlays decorated with Sailor Moon’s transformation brooch and bow. Designs feature a printed gradient sidewall with translucent heels and toe bumpers dressed with Sailor Guardian planet symbols. The Sailor Guardians and Tuxedo Mask make an appearance on the Authentic as a tribute to the notable characters from the series. Slip into comfort with the Women’s La Costa Slide-On made with a synthetic nubuck strap featuring the Sailor Guardians.

The Old Skool Patchwork boasts an artful patch print that highlights the great anime. Vans’ iconic Checkerboard print is sported across the style in signature colorways tied back to each Sailor Guardian. Next, the Sailor Guardian planet symbols pop up again in a starry nighttime-inspired design on another rendition of the Old Skool. The adult footwear assortment rounds out with a Sailor Guardians and Dark Kingdom-filled ComfyCush Slip-On.

With the collection’s apparel line, fans will find an assortment of women’s, men’s and kid’s styles. The Women’s BFF Crew Fleece takes inspiration from Sailor Moon’s heroic sailor suit. The style showcases Vans’ Checkerboard pattern down one sleeve and “Off The Wall” printed down the other. For adventures on the go, the Got This Mini Backpack features a close-up of Sailor Moon's partner, Luna, surrounded by a circling Checkerboard pattern and finished with branded logo patches. The backpack comes in a Luna-inspired purple with adjustable shoulder straps and an exterior zip pocket.

The crown jewel of the footwear collection, The Lizzie is given the full Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon treatment. Created to provide something else entirely for a wider range of skateboarders whose needs are not being met, The Lizzie features a new vulcanized construction with a lower profile sidewall foxing tape, an exposed radiused outsole edge, and flex grooves for a stable, broken-in feel. The universal fit features the perfect amount of EcoCush™ cushioning, increasing boardfeel for a wider range of skaters. A new 3D Embossed DURACAP™ toe and Sidestripe has even more durability in high-wear areas, while an all-new micro-waffle tread and Sick-Stick™ rubber offers maximum grip.

Carrying over to an apparel offering, the Vans x Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Collection by Lizzie Armanto features a similar aesthetic in black-and-white tones across a BFF-fit hoodie with anime illustrations on the front and Checkerboard detailing on the sleeves, and a reversible bucket hat with a Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon logo patch on a solid black colorway and Checkerboard detailing and Vans logo patch on the reverse side.

The third exciting drop debuts Vans’ all-new Old Skool Overt CC, the latest style to join the ComfyCush family. The Vans x Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Old Skool Overt CC infuses the style’s ComfyCush foam sculpted midsole with Sailor Moon's portrait outlined and Sailor Moon’s partner, Luna sketched on the lateral quarters. Vans’ iconic Checkerboard appears in monochromatic black and gray tones stretched across the heel, complimented with pops of pink embroidery throughout the upper and midsole, and Sailor Moon’s iconic transformation brooch over the laces finishes the look.

Designed with a roomier, sporty fit, the Old Skool Overt CC features a rubber outsole plate for grip and traction, and overtly comfortable vibes from extra foam along the shoe’s collar, tongue and quarter panels. As a symbol of self-exploration and innovation, the Old Skool Overt CC’s 360-degree sculpted midsole offers a compression channel crumple zone, while a molded removable insole offers extended comfort.