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These New Vans Sneakers Have Double-Sided Sequins—And You Won’t Be Able To Resist Changing The Design

They look like so much fun!

What’s better than sequin sneakers? Double-sided sequin sneakers. And they can be yours, thanks to Vans, who have released their Sequin Classic Slip On Sneakers on Free People.

What better for the holiday season, when you want to add a little festive sparkle but also need to max out the comfort factor?

The Sequin Classic Slip On Sneaker comes in two colorways, Checkerboard/Black and Checkerboard/White, and will set you back $70. Like all Vans Slip On designs, the shoe has a padded collar and footbed, elastic side accents, the signature waffle outsole and an elevated platform sole. They come in unisex sizes.

The black and white checkerboard is classic and will go with everything!

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Checkerboard/White is actually pink and white. TBH, we want both.

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If you’re not familiar with the concept of double-sided sequins (um, where have you been?), it’s pretty simple. When you swipe the sequins in different directions, you change the color and pattern of the shoes. Basically, you’re getting two different shoe looks for the price of one. Or three, if you like to rock a mismatching pair.

By the way, this is a special design (like the previous “Nightmare Before Christmas” collection), so it won’t be on sale forever. Best snap up a pair of the sequin beauties before it’s too late.

While you’re feeling the Vans love, make a note in your diary: today, November 21 is “Checkerboard Day.” According to the shoe giant’s website, this annual event is designed to help Vans fans come together to celebrate creative expression and giving back.

On Checkerboard Day, Vans will donate $1 million of their global sales to imagination.org, a non-profit that “finds, fosters and funds creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world.”

“Help us celebrate!” the website says. “We want everyone to get out, get creative, and get involved in their communities.”

To help you get involved in Checkerboard Day, Vans has come up with 66 ideas for creative pursuits, such as designing a new illustration for a book you’ve read, creating a flyer of good deeds and posting them around your neighborhood or upcycling old T-shirts into a checkerboard quilt. Participate today, then share your efforts on social media with the hashtag #VansCheckboardDay!

You can also participate in a charity auction and bid on limited edition Vans shoes and backpacks designed by artists, athletes and others.

Are you on board with the sequined checkerboard lifestyle?