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Check out these all new skate classics reinterpreted by artist Mike Gigliotti

Check out these all new skate classics reinterpreted by artist Mike Gigliotti

Together with Vans, the collab centers on everybody’s favorite character Spongebob

Looks like SpongeBob has a new favorite sneaker for underwater skating. Vans, the American skateboard sneakers manufacturer, has teamed up with Los Angeles-based artist, illustrator, and skateboarder Mike Gigliotti for a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed footwear line featuring simplified colors of black and yellow. 

Skateboard fans will immediately recognize Mike’s original drawing style across all three silhouettes led by Vans Skate Slip-On, Skate Old Skool, and Skate Sk8-Hi. Mike maintained the original character rather than redrawing SpongeBob. For his own personal twist, he added his own art and doodles for a newly created underwater world of skateboarding.

“Growing up drawing all the time and watching cartoons, I loved the cartoons with weirdos,” said Mike. “SpongeBob is exactly that, in a good way! He’s hilarious and so are all the characters on the show. Being able to work together with Vans and SpongeBob is special to me— it’s a combination of my favorite things: skateboarding and drawing.”

The collaboration features the illustrator’s drawings across the quarter panels of the Skate Sk8-Hi and Skate Old Skool, as well as the toe vamp and heel counter of the Skate Slip-On. A barbed wire and chain stretch across the Old Skool’s Sidestripe and the Sk8-Hi’s sidewall. For extra durability, Vans skate classics feature duracap for added flexibility and reduced hot spots, resulting in an essential fit for maximum stability where skaters need it most. 

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The Vans x SpongeBob x Mike Gigliotti collection is now available. For the list of Vans stores in the Philippines, visit Vans’ Instagram account

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