Sailor Moon has been around the block plenty of times over the decades, and when it comes to rumors, the fanbase knows how to separate the real from the fantasy. Their delineation has sniffed out some impressive collaboration and merchandise drops over the year. And if a new rumor is true, it seems Sailor Moon is about to team up with Vans for a very special collection.
The rumor comes from Twitter as one of Sailor Moon's largest fan-pages shared pictures of shoes from the could-be line. As you can see below, the sneakers appear to come from Vans' skateboarding line, and three different color ways can be found.
My husband called to tell me the Vans Sailor Moon shoes are from the skateboarding line.— Sailor Moon News 💎 (@Ochibawolf) May 2, 2022
This model in particular is called "The Lizzie" and she's a female pro skateboarder and that's her signature on the tongue.
Pop Cush is Van's exclusive skateboarding insole. pic.twitter.com/XLKyjp29D9
As you can see, the shoes driving the most buzz are those featuring manga panels from Sailor Moon. There is a high-top version with a white base and black laces while the low-top color way swaps those colors around. The latter pair also feature Japanese on the side of the shoes' soles, and the white sneakers seem to have a pink-red bottom.
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At this point, Vans has not made an official announcement about this rumored Sailor Moon collection, and Toei Animation is keeping quiet as well. However, this would be far from the first time Vans has teamed up with an anime. In the past, the brand teamed up with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure to create a limited run of Golden Wind sneakers. And now, fans are hoping Usagi will get the same treatment from the iconic shoe brand.
What do you think about this latest collaboration rumor? Would you shell out cash for some Sailor Moon kicks? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.