Vans and metal have gone together for as long as we can remember: Metallica, Mastodon and Iron Maiden are just a few of the direct collaborations between the iconic sneaker brand and metal bands. And, of course, The Vans Warped Tour, which had a solid history of booking metal bands before its demise in recent years.
The Simpsons, too, has often been a good bedfellow for metal (and heavy rock, more broadly), having rendered animated likenesses of Metallica, Rob Halford, Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, Blink 182 and more on the show over the years, with all of those musicians voice acting their characters.
Now Vans and The Simpsons have teamed up for a reprise to their 2007 limited edition sneaker release. A quick preview video on Twitter and a splash page on the official Vans website tease a new series coming soon:
Neither brand has hinted at what the shoes might look like yet (unless you count the minimalist graphics on the website), but here are some images from collaborations past to give you some idea of what to expect: