Ignite your inner explorer

National Geographic has been inspiring the explorer in everyone for 132 years through groundbreaking storytelling and scientific discovery. In celebration of this legacy, Vans announces the Vans x National Geographic collection featuring footwear and apparel to inspire creative expression and ignite the explorer in all of us.

Whether it’s discovering the Titanic wreckage, excavating the ruins of Machu Picchu, or leading the first American expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest, National Geographic has a legacy of using the power of storytelling to bring these adventures to life for audiences across the globe. Driven by curiosity, this commitment to exploration resonates with both the National Geographic audience and the Vans consumer—who fearlessly champion individuality and pushing creative boundaries. Based on both brands’ deep appreciation for the environment, the materials utilized in this collection were thoughtful, including organic cotton canvas uppers, recycled PET shoelaces and packaging.

For the collection, unique National Geographic photographs and logos are featured on five of Vans’ classic silhouettes — the Sk8-Hi Reissue 138, Old Skool, Authentic, Era and Classic Slip-On. Both logos are proudly featured on a key style from the collection, the Sk8-Hi Reissue 138. The Era stands out with its all-over print featuring iconic National Geographic magazine covers from the past. Kids can also express their inner explorer when wearing the Classic Slip-On covered in a kaleidoscope of unique images from the National Geographic Photo Ark, photographer Joel Sartore’s effort to document every species in support of wildlife conservation. 

Join Vans and sportscene this month as we celebrate National Geographic’s adventurous spirit and legacy of storytelling with a purpose. The Vans x National Geographic collection is now available at select sportscene stores and online at www.sportscene.co.za.