Pendleton Woolen Mills Licenses Sneakers
April 17, 2006,
Portland, Ore. — Constantly updating its iconic Pendleton flannel shirt look and tapping into new markets, blanket producer Pendleton Woolen Mills has joined forces with sneaker maker Vans for a line of high-top and slip-on sneakers using Pendleton fabric.
Pendleton takes the fashion one step further and translates it into a retro high-top sneaker produced by Vans in four styles for men, women, youth and toddlers. The original Pendleton tag is stitched into the insole. Vans is also offering two matching long-sleeved Pendleton shirts.
The pattern now deployed as a sneaker is the original Beach Boys plaid worn by the band. As a sneaker, it's available in the original blue plaid, or in an updated watermelon.