Today, it is almost impossible not to have heard – if not already seen – some reference to The Squid Game, the television series of the moment.
The worldwide impact of Netflix’s new production has therefore permeated screens and has become a new popular icon. The proof of this success is that, since the launch of the first season, on September 17, sales of the Zapatillas Vans Blancas Classic Slip-On have 7800% shot up.
And, although the data reported Variety comes from the store online British Sole Supplier, there is no doubt that in the next Halloween we will experience again a phenomenon like the one that occurred a few years ago with Salvador Dalí’s red jumpsuit and mask from The Money Heist.
More iconic than ever
On The Squid Game, the contestants of the delusional tests posed by the series are always dressed in the same green tracksuit and white Vans slip-on sneakers, that is, they do not have laces.
So, as this is likely to be the quintessential next Halloween costume —And perhaps also of the following carnivals-, this footwear will be essential to complete the outfit.
The Vans Slip-On were a trend in the first decade of the century, when the shoe brand from skate launched this design on the market. Since then they have remained in its catalog as a already iconic Vans model.
But with the launch of the Netflix series, in addition to the increase in sales, also Internet searches for white slip-on sneakers have increased by 97%, according to a report by Lyst, a technology firm specializing in fashion.
Low cut without laces
The good news of getting these white Vans sneakers is that they will not stay in your closet after Halloween, since they are a timeless shoe perfect for any occasion.
This is due to its design of low cane and his canvas upper on White color that match any outfit. In addition, by not having laces and supporting the foot with its elastic side trims and its padded collar, are extremely comfortable for day to day.
All this, not counting the sole type waffle Vans signature that offers a firm grip wherever you go.
In short, they are such versatile and well-designed sneakers that Amazon has over 10,000 customer ratings and a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. An example is the comment made by the user Marta: “They are shoes that I use a lot, because they are beautiful and super comfortable. They are like the bottom of the closet”.
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book “Because He’s Jeff Goldblum,” a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.