Vans, Artist Damien Hirst and Palms Casino Resort Join Forces For Limited Edition Sneakers

“I’ve always loved Vans and the artwork works brilliantly on these shoes. I can’t wait for people to see them.”

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After debuting the world’s most expensive hotel room with a $100,000-per-night rate earlier this year, The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and famed artist Damien Hirst have teamed up again—this time for limited edition Vans sneakers.

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The exclusive collection, which is being launched under Vans’ premium Vault label, features three different renditions of the classic slip-on VLT LX and the Sk8-Hi Reissue VLT LX for a total of six eye-catching styles. 

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The first slip-on boasts cool gray uppers with butterflies and a quarter panel covered with a take on one of Hirst’s trippy spin paintings. 

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The second gets colored spots inspired by Hirst’s spot paintings on the right foot and the Vans’ iconic checkerboard print on the left, while the the third slip-on pair features Hirst’s menacing skull design on the uppers and blacked-out side panels.

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As for the high-tops, each features a variation of the slip-on designs, molded foxing tape and a custom footbed.

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“It’s fabulous to be collaborating with Palms and Vans on this project,” said Hirst. “I’ve always loved Vans and the artwork works brilliantly on these shoes. I can’t wait for people to see them. It’s amazing for an artist to have the sort of freedom Palms and Vans have given me.”

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The Vault by Vans x Damien Hirst collection will be available on Friday, December 6 exclusively at the Vault by Vans retail store in New York City and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Head to visit Vans’ website for further details. 

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