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Vans teams with Detroit artists for Black History month shoes

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Lots of people wear their love for Detroit on their sleeves.

Now they can wear it on their feet, too.

Shoe and apparel maker Vans has teamed with a pair of artists from Detroit, Tony Whlgn and Sydney James, to create new slip-ons inspired by the city and also celebrating Black history month. The shoes -- along with two additional pairs designed by artists in San Francisco and Oakland, Calif. -- are available now, priced $90-$95.

The shoes will be displayed in Vans store windowfronts around the country, and the company is donated $40,000 to the Black Arts Future Fund, which "uplifts and enhances the future of Black arts and culture."

More information about the shoes, artists and Vans' Black History Month program can be found at vans.com/blackhistorymonth.

Web Site: www.vans.com/blackhistorymonth

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