I have always been a huge fan of Vans. Over the years, the Cali-based skater shoe company has collaborated with a variety of great brands like Hermès, Supreme, Carhartt, etc, but the newest pairing is especially high up there in the rankings – Kenzo. As a kid in the ‘80s, I had not one but two pairs of checkerboard Vans (black/white and blue/white) as well as one fitted with florals. But Kenzo’s take on the classic kicks is an entirely different animal – a leopard to be exact. The cat’s spots decorate all six shoes, half of which are slip-ons, the other half sturdy lace-ups. The blue pairs are the most like my old ones, but I like that the green and blue combo is reminiscent of trendy camo. And considering Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim ventured through the Thai jungle for inspiration, there seems no better a print. Which pair hits your spot? To be available at Kenzo on March 15th.