Vans x Harry Potter are the shoes you need this summer
I'm not going to deny, or apologise for, being a Harry Potter fan. The boy wizard, his friends and their adventures were the seminal fiction of my youth.
I loved the books, I enjoyed the films and I do spend a fair amount of time trawling EMP's Harry Potter collection. If you haven't checked it out you should - it's here.
So I am unashamed to admit that I love the look of these.
Vans (yes those Vans) has teamed up with the folks behind Harry Potter to create a collection of shoes representing each of the Hogwarts houses.
News of the collaboration popped up a while ago and this week the first visuals dropped.
Now, most Harry Potter fans will know what house they belong in (Gryffindor, in case you wondered) and most fashion fans will know what sort of trainers they want. Luckily for me, my affiliation with the red and gold house and my love of hi-tops works pretty well with this new collection.
Someone has pointed out that the Hufflepuffs of the world get a slightly rough deal, with a less exciting creation, but maybe that's what is up their street.
The full details about this line are still under wraps and we don't know when it will be dropped, but if you want to sign up for updates, click here. (Don't worry, it takes you to the Vans site).