White slip-on shoes are becoming a blistery commodity acknowledgment to the wildly fashionable South Korean endurance play “Squid Game,” with sneaker shaper VF Corp reporting a tiny summation successful request for its Vans brand.
The series, which became a planetary sensation and the No.1 programme connected Netflix, shows hundreds of cash-strapped players competing successful hyperviolent games, sporting shoes resembling Vans’ all-white slip-ons.
“We saw a bully spike — well, I’d telephone it a tiny spike, but I’ll committedness this is not a damned yearly event,” VF Chief Financial Officer Matt Puckett said connected Friday, adding the apparel shaper would usage this moment to physique connected Vans’ transportation to popular culture.
VF Corp missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly gross and nett connected Friday owed to planetary proviso concatenation disruptions and accumulation shortfalls successful Vietnam.
The “Made successful Korea” greenish tracksuits and pinkish boiler suits worn by characters successful the amusement person proven a pre-Halloween agleam spot for the South Korean garment manufacture struggling during the wellness crisis.