Retail Price: $100
Issue: August/Sept 2007

Whether it's sponsoring events or bringing artists on board to collaborate on sneaker designs, Vans puts on for artists. In 2007 they did an entire "The Simpsons" series with creatives. Not only did they have 14 of the the best artists from around the world making unique Vans designs, they also did it right and worked with The Simpsons. If you have any of these, you get a thumbs up from us.