first look: vans x hello kitty

a new collab that’s truly the cat’s meow.

by liza darwin

Hello Kitty has already seen her fair share of really awesome collaborations, but now everyone's favorite cat (sorry, Garfield!) is adding yet another to the list: enter Vans.

The sneaker brand has teamed up with the iconic cartoon on a new collection of shoes in celebration of Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary. With three different designs inspired by her '70s style, the parternship includes the Sk8 Hi-Slim and Authentic sneakers, and comes stamped with a plush cat motif and all-over scribbles.

They're all adorable, but our favorite has to be the Van Doren leopard print mashed up with Hello Kitty's face--hello, best of both worlds!-- featuring a custom checker print bow. Talk about purrr-fection.

Get a first look in the gallery, then buy the Vans x Hello Kitty collection here.