Vans is paying tribute to the legacy of Where’s Waldo? with a new collection of sneakers and clothing items based on the classic puzzle book series created by British illustrator Martin Handford.
Now available to purchase on Vans.com, the graphics-heavy collaborative capsule includes five reimagined Vans shoes, which are as follows:
Vans x Where’s Waldo? Old Skool
Inspired by Waldo’s signature shirt, these skate sneakers feature red-and-white stripes on the uppers. Highlighting the worldwide reach of the property are logos of international versions of the series printed on the midsoles. The shoes also sport question mark-printed laces, giving them a more playful look. Adult sizes of the sneakers sell for $75, kids’ sizes for $50, and toddler sizes — with Velcro straps instead of laces — sell for $45.
Vans x Where’s Waldo? Classic Slip-On
Featuring an all-over beach print from the first-ever Where’s Waldo? puzzle book, the Vans x Where’s Waldo? Classic Slip-On has sturdy canvas uppers, elastic side accents, padded collars, and signature rubber waffle outsoles. The sneakers sell for $65 in adult sizing and $45 for both kids’ and toddler sizing.
Vans x Where’s Waldo? Sk8-Hi
A nod to Waldo’s arch-nemesis Odlaw, these high-tops feature black and yellow checkerboard pattern on the quarters of each shoe where images of Waldo and Odlaw are hidden. The sneakers also boast sturdy canvas and suede uppers, re-enforced toe caps, padded collars, and signature rubber waffle outsoles. Adult and kids’ sizes of the shoes are both available for $85, while the toddler version retails for $50.
Vans x Where’s Waldo? Authentic
These low-top shoes are a tribute to the Land of Waldos, a location first featured in The Great Waldo Search book, in which the titular character discovers that he is just one of the many Waldos existing. The sneakers feature an all-over print of Waldo, bright red laces, and blue foxing stripes to match the titular character’s classic look. The Vans x Where’s Waldo? Authentic is only available in adult sizing for $65.
Vans x Where’s Waldo? Era
The Vans x Where’s Waldo? Era is dressed in an all-over postage stamp print featuring the images of various memorable characters from the puzzle book series. The lace-up shoes also feature sturdy canvas uppers, metal eyelets, padded collars, and signature rubber waffle outsoles. The footwear is available in kids’ and toddler sizing for $45 and $40, respectively.
The clothing items in the collection, meanwhile, include t-shirts of various designs, pullover hoodies, and two snapbacks. Available in adult and kids’ sizes, the capsule’s t-shirts and hoodies retail from $26 to $69.50 each.