Vans Commemorates Mac Miller's 'Swimming' With New Authentic Collab
Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the rapper’s last album.
Released back in August 2018, the album was the last to be released by Miller in his lifetime and went on to debut at No.3 on the Billboard 200, also providing the late artist with a posthumous GRAMMY nomination for Best Rap Album. As a result, both the Estate and Vans wanted to celebrate the rapper’s last release with an all-new iteration of the classic silhouette.
Crafted with black canvas uppers, the kicks feature a white Yin-Yang motif across the toebox, alongside the phrase “Swimming by Mac Miller” surrounding it. Elsewhere, the words “Mac Miller 1992 Til ∞” can be found stamped around the shoe’s vulcanized white midsole, with the more traditional branding landing as a red heel patch and Vans tag on the toebox lining.
Completing the design is a waffle outsole and white laces, with the shoes arriving in a special edition pink-purple gradient box, complete with the Yin-Yang motif and the words “Swimming Mac Miller” plastered across it.
A portion of proceeds from the shoe’s sales will be donated to the Mac Miller Fund, which aims to provide “young musicians with resources to help realize their full potential through exploration, expression and community.”
The Mac Miller x Vans Authentic “Swimming” will release on August 3 via the official Mac Miller website.
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