Model: ComfyCush Slip-On and Old Skool
Key Features: Part of Vans’ Autism Awareness pack, each sneaker comes with sensory-friendly details, such as sturdy materials and calming color palettes, all approved by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards Design.
Release Date: Available now
Price: S50 to $75
Editor’s Notes: World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, but Vans has already dropped its Autism Awareness pack. The collection comprises apparel and sneakers made with the help of the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards Design.
Focusing on sight, touch, and sound, the sneakers were designed with the Autism Spectrum Disorder in mind. All shoes feature sturdy materials and calming colorways, along with Vans’ signature soft ComfyCush sole. They are available in adult, kids, and toddler sizes.
Vans has pledged to donate a minimum of $100,000 of the collection’s proceeds to A.skate. The foundation supports skateboarding programs for autistic children, also providing free skate gear, therapy, and support for the families.
The Autism Awareness pack is already available to shop online at Vans, as well in-store, with sneakers retailing between $50 and $75.
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