Vans continue their trend for pop-culture collaborations with a new team up. This time the skate company pays tribute to hip-hop legends ‘A Tribe Called Quest’.
It’s an age old question – ‘Can I kick it?‘. Emphatically, the answer is ‘Yes you can!‘. For the people that can quest like a tribe does comes another wallet bashing range of shoes from skate company Vans.
Teaming up with and in celebration of the hip-hop legends, Vans have produced a new range inspired by A Tribe Called Quest.
Formed in 1985 in Queens, New York, A Tribe Called Quest dropped their debut album ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’ in 1990 and enjoyed global success with the track ‘Can I Kick It‘.
Their laid back vocal style, a recognisable hook sampling Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side’, and the call and response nature of the track made ‘Can I kick It?’ a classic that holds up to this day.
The group went on to release six albums including the iconic ‘Low End Theory’. The album artwork for which inspires the colourway for Vans’ Old School variant in the range.
In contrast, Vans’ SK8-Hi variants come in crisp white with red lyrics from the track ‘Bonita Applebum‘ printed on the laces. The track title is also embroidered on the side of the shoe.
Perhaps my favourites from the range though are these bold black and white Authentics featuring lyrics to ‘Award Tour‘.
The Vans X A Tribe Called Quest range is out now at vans.co.uk.