Vans x Keren Richter: Wellesley Shoe and Tote


Keren Richter's illustrations of creepy-cute mod girls and ethereal dreamscapes have graced many gallery walls, advertisements and products. In fact she's such a hit Vans asked her to design another shoe for their spring collection, following the success of her first pair last fall.

The Wellesley skate shoe comes in two colorways, purple or pink, and features an illustration inspired by Keren's San Francisco youth on the canvas exterior and a brightly colored mosaic print lining inspired by Islamic textiles and stained glass. Also launching with her shoe is a spring tote bag boasting the same durable canvas and whimsical design as the Wellesley. Keep an eye out for Keren later in the month, as she tours the country promoting her designs at various Vans stores.


Officially launching 1 February 2009, the Wellesley shoe and tote will be available at Vans stores, Vans online, or at Journeys, Zappos and Nordstrom for $55.