A new, Lunar New Year capsule from Vans celebrates the Year of the Rat in style. Internationally renowned, Beijing/Los Angeles based visual artist Zhao Zhao has been enlisted to interpret the qualities of the Zodiac rat, cunning, intelligence, adaptability, into the footwear realm. The result is a celebration of the symbolic rat through a celebration of the actual rat.
Each piece in the Year of the Rat collection is inspired by the rat's journey through the often hostile urban landscape, a journey that takes place in urban landscapes all over the globe, without fail, every single day.
The fashion forward, modernity of the Comfycush Slip-Skool silhouette opts for a more abstract interpretation of the rat. The canvas slip-on layer features a black and white, geometric pattern that serves as an abstract representation of a rat's transportation network.
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