Iconic rap group A Tribe Called Quest has teamed up with Vans to release a large collection for the month of April. It pays tribute to the style, art, music, and originality of the artist’s immense cultural influence since the early 1990s, Vans celebrates A Tribe Called Quest’s outstanding contributions to music and pop culture with footwear designs that memorialize their iconic album artwork and the vibrant song lyrics forever embraced by the 90s zeitgeist and beyond.
The Collection includes the Vans Slip-On, Old Skool, Slip-On, Authentic, Sk8-Hi, Era and the new UltraRange in bold colors and prints, illustrating the group’s most favorite milestones of their career.
The Slip-On style highlights the cover artwork from A Tribe Called Quest’s 2016 album, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, with embroidery of the album title, while the Era features an all-over graphic print of album covers spanning from 1990 to 2016. Based on The Anthology album artwork, the group’s rendition of the Old Skool features a classic Black on Black colorway. The Sk8-Hi features odes to their well-known Bonita Applebaum track with album artwork and printed lyrics on the shoelaces, quarter panels and lining. And a truly special rendition comes from the Authentic, which honors the life of the late Phife Dawg, who passed away in 2015. Lastly, the group’s version of Vans’ newest silhouette, the UltraRange, features Black leather uppers with a contrasting red sidestripe.
A Tribe Called Quest Vans Release Date
Look for the A Tribe Called Quest x Vans Collection to release on April 6th in adult, kids and toddler sizes. The retail price tag ranges from $37 to $85 USD. Ahead of its global launch, House of Vans Brooklyn will hold a two-day pop-up event for early access on March 30th and 31st.