The first PH-designed Vans sneaker is dropping this November


Who’s copping?

We’re finally about to get our hands on the first Filipino-designed Vans!

Per Vans’ Facebook, the shoe brand will be dropping Vans Custom Culture Competition winner Nikko Palaez‘s design on select concept stories starting this November 15.

We've all been waiting for this! 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭-𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐕𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭 Nikko Pelaez…

Posted by Vans on Sunday, November 10, 2019


ICYMI: Nikko won first place last year among 10,000 entries from all over Asia in the 2018 Vans Custom Culture Competition with his custom B&W ‘Along with the Gods‘ design.

Meanwhile, this year’s Vans Custom Culture Competition is open for entries until December 19.

You might have also heard of Nikko from his recently commissioned ‘Yorme‘ Vans design in celebration of Mayor Isko Moreno’s birthday last October.

Instagram – @nikkiputitu

On winning the top spot last year, Nikko said ‘Hindi ko inisip na aabot sa merkado yung sapatos koHindi ko inisip yung cash prize.’

‘Gusto ko lang talaga sumali. Gusto ko lang sumali para sa sining.’

Check out more of his works here

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