BEHIND THE DESIGN: OUR HEAD DESIGNER’S EXCLUSIVE STAR-STUDDED SNEAKERS

Our final sneaker artist is a special one—our head designer, Joyce. She put a sparkly spin on the classic Sk8-Hi Vans®, adding metallic silver laces and gold leather star patches. We decorated each one by hand here at Madewell HQ (really, we did), so handle ’em with a little extra care. Learn more about the sneaks in our Q&A with Joyce, then get your own pair before we’re all out—only 50 exist (!).

Talk to us about the inspiration behind your design.

I’m obsessed with stickers. These days, I find them all over the place (and all over myself), thanks to my two-year-old, so that’s where the original inspiration came from. I loved sticking gold stars all over these Vans, it feels so fun to have a little bit of sparkle on your feet!

Where do you imagine someone wearing this pair?

Anywhere and anytime! And to wear with them? A simple tee and wide-leg crop jeans are perfect.

Pick a song that sums up the vibe of these Vans.

Feel Like Jumping” by Marcia Griffiths—happy, summery and oh so chill.

What’s your go-to wear-with-sneakers outfit?

I wear them with everything, really. Right now I’m wearing white high-tops with an oversized shirtdress to keep things breezy.

And finally, what are three words you’d use to describe these sneaks?

Party, party, party!

Feel like jumping into a pair of your own? Nab some starry sneaks here. Then check out the rest of our Shoe & Sneaker Shop here.