Not sure what you were up to in the 90s, but we were religiously glued to our pre-flat-screen TVs soaking in the Golden Era of Cartoons, from the genuinely inappropriate delirium of Ren & Stimpy (thanks for the twisted sense of humor, Nickelodeon) to the weird and wonderful world of Samurai Pizza Cats.
But no imported cartoon had quite such a hold as Sailor Moon, the anime anthology centered around an evil-fighting schoolgirl, and the corresponding animated TV show that is (probably) singularly responsible for Millennials’ and Gen Z’s obsessions with crystals, astrology, and knee-high boots.
It inspired countless cosplay moments, memes, and people who named their cat “Luna,” and now, it’s the source of inspiration for a new line of Vans adorned with the cartoon series’ iconic characters and symbols.
The Vans x Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon collection includes a substantial, 43-item assortment of men’s, women’s, and kids’ sneakers, T-shirts, and even bucket hats. There’s a lot to unpack, from a cosplay-esque longsleeve to glow-in-the-dark Sk8-Hi’s with Luna’s face hidden in the checkerboard upper, but all of it strikes an impressive balance between epic and wearable.
For the bold, there are the super-colorful picks and the platform Sk8-Hi’s that look straight off the feetsies of Ms. Moon herself. For the more subtle fans, you can pick up star-print Old Skools or Japanese-character adorned low-tops in black and white.
Of course, there’s no shortage of Sailor Moon merch out there, including non-name-brand kicks adorned with the whole squad—including Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter—over at (where else?) Amazon.
If you’re still dreaming of Sailor Moon on the reg, now you have a wide range of options for expressing your adoration—besides that body pillow that makes your roommate uncomfortable.
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