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Musician Anderson .Paak took to his Instagram Stories on Monday to give his fans an exclusive first look at his new collaboration with Vans. The “Leave The Door Open” artist shared a blurry image that only showed the shoes, which read “Sick Vibes” on the outsole.
“Can’t wait for y’all to see the new @vans collection,” the 35-year-old rapper captioned. The sneaker he teased appeared to be black with white uppers and included the signature rubber waffle outsoles.
While he didn’t share a release date for the shoes, it’s likely the collection will follow his previous collaborations and include shoes and other accessories that continue to embody his Southern California roots.
This will be the third collaboration between the record producer and the California-based shoe brand. His latest launch was inspired by his two sons, Soul Rasheed and Shine, and featured two versions of the classic Vans Old Skool style as well as a reversible chore jacket and two bucket hats.
Paak’s collaboration with the brand is special as he worked at a Vans store in Topanga Canyon, California before becoming a chart-topping artist.
In 2020, Vans announced their partnership with the musician and confirmed he was their first Global Music Ambassador. Tierney Stout, global head of music marketing at Vans, said he was thrilled to partner with the Grammy Award winner and looked forward to working with him on creative endeavors.
“We are inspired by AP’s multifaceted creative talent and are thrilled to continue to partner with him throughout the next year for curated musical and artistic initiatives, product design and creativity within the community. locally and globally,” Stout said in a statement. “Anderson epitomizes creative expression and we are thrilled to officially welcome him to the Vans family.