Brand: Vans

Model: OG Sk8-Hi LX, OG Authentic LX, and OG Slip-On LX

Key Features: Each sneaker features artwork by Frida Kahlo, in addition to a crushed leather cushioned heel liner and a vulcanized sole.

Release Date: June 29

Price: TBC

Buy: Select Vault by Vans retailers

Editor’s Notes: Vault by Vans is honoring influential painter Frida Kahlo with a new sneaker collection bringing the artist's works to life on classic Vans silhouettes.

Kahlo was best known for her self-portraits and paintings inspired by Mexico. She notably utilized a naïve folk-art style to explore questions of identity, post colonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society.

Showcasing both recognizable and lesser known artworks, the Vault by Vans Frida Kahlo collection consists of the OG Sk8-Hi LX, OG Authentic LX, and OG Slip-On LX. The Sk8-Hi features Frida’s self-portrait and a dark green toe cap, while the Authentic boasts an all-over watermelon print and embroidered details. The Slip-On is a nod to Kahlo's celebrated 1940 painting, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird. Each sneaker also has a crushed leather cushioned heel liner and a vulcanized sole.

Vans' Frida Kahlo sneakers launch at select Vault by Vans retailers on June 29.

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