Off the Wall (And Into the Upside Down): Vans Releases New ‘Stranger Things’-Inspired Collection

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Vans is heading into the Upside Down with a new Stranger Things collection inspired by the recently-released Season Four.

The limited-edition Vans x Stranger Things capsule includes renditions of the Style 36 and Sk8-Hi — like much of the Stranger Things merch bringing the sci-fi series to life, Vans’ collection has all-new prints in a combination of radical 80s styles, and references to the show itself.

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The Hellfire Club Style 36 is for club initiates only, featuring a black and red crackle print canvas upper, embellished with skulls, axes, and throwing stars from Dungeons & Dragons across a doodled-on outsole. The Sk8-Hi sees the intimidated Demogorgon screen printed on the sides, with suede uppers, high density Vine prints, and a crystal outsole “chewed through” by the creature’s sharp teeth.

Vans x Stranger Things
Vans x Stranger Things

Buy Vans x Stranger Things Collection $15+

But it’s not all monsters (real and imagined) in the collection — Surfer Boy Pizza makes an appearance on the Vans Authentic sneakers in contrasting black-and-white and red-and-white checkerboard, decorated with doodles of pizza and cartoons.

In addition to footwear, the Vans x Stranger Things collection comes to life with a range of apparel and accessories, including the Hellfire Club Jean Jacket in rigid black over-dye denim, fit for Eddie Munson (RIP).

You can also take an 1980s-inspired trip to Echo Beach, with graphic tees that mashup Vans’ heritage line with a Stranger Things vibe, like the vintage surf poster graphic with Demogorgons on the shore, or the reversible play on the classic “Man, I Need Vans” slogan. A camp shirt and short set also remix the logo, reading “Off the Wall / Upside Down”.

Vans x Stranger Things
Vans x Stranger Things

Buy Vans x Stranger Things Collection $15+

Want to create your own version of the Upside Down? Vans Customs is also featuring Stranger Things exclusive artwork on select footwear and apparel styles. To start designing, visit the Customizer at Vans.com/Customs.

Pricing starts at $15, and the collection also extends to Kids’ sizing, too. Vans and Stranger Things fans alike can shop the collection right now, available in-store and on and Vans.com.

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