David Bowie is without a doubt, one of the most iconic artists of the modern era. It’s hard to argue that the glam rock icon didn’t dominated his scene for more than two decades, and his impact will continue to be felt for years to come. Even well into his life, Bowie managed to churn out thoughtful and moving works of art that garnered him praise from the stuffiest of critics.
Aside from his groundbreaking music, Bowie also had a penchant for forward-thinking fashion, and quickly developed into a contemporary style god whose vibe has since been replicated but never replaced. Given this fact, it should come as no surprise to learn that skatewear brand Vans — another cultural stalwart — is honouring the man this year with a brand new footwear collection that pulls themes from the Starman’s timeless catalog.
In a brand new line, Vans take cues from albums like Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Space Oddity, and Hunky Dory to produce unique sets of kicks that are almost as bold as the man that inspired them. Sticking to classic silhouettes like the Slip-On, Old Skool, and Sk8-Hi, the gear will be able to integrate itself seamlessly within your wardrobe. You can take a look at a couple of the pieces below via our slideshow. You can also check out the full collection on Vans’ webstore here. Sadly, you still may have to wait a bit of time until they’re officially released.