Vans, the American surfing footwear, apparel and accessories company, has followed up news of its collaboration with US rock band Metallica by revealing it has also teamed up with Nickelodeon’s family-favourite cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants on an extensive collection. 

SpongeBob and other lovable residents of Bikini Bottom are now featured on the California-based brand’s classic Vault by Vans silhouettes, with the characters featured across Sk8-Hi, Authentic and Slip-On models on a total of six releases. 

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Patrick and SpongeBob are featured most prominently on the uppers of the shoes, while Plankton can be found carelessly squashed on the sole of the shoes to create a witty effect. 

Design elements vary from all-over prints and chequerboard styling to fine details such as customised tongue tags and co-branded insoles. 

The S pongeBob tie-up also includes casual clothing, including short-sleeved T-shirts and embroidered long-sleeved T-shirts in bright yellow colours.

Lastly, a small run of SpongeBob skateboard decks link everything back to the skateboarding lifestyle. 

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The SpongeBob SquarePants x Vault by Vans collection will sell from US$45 to US$260 across all of its products and be launched globally from February 24 at Vault retailers. 

Dover Street Market locations worldwide will host in-store displays on February 24, too, with London following on February 28. 

You can view the entire collection on the Vault by Vans official website.

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