White slip-on shoes have gotten a scorching commodity because of the wildly widespread South Korean survival drama “Squid Game,” with sneaker maker VF Corp reporting a small improve in demand for its Vans model.
The sequence, which turned a world sensation and the No.1 program on Netflix, reveals a whole bunch of cash-strapped gamers competing in hyperviolent video games, sporting shoes resembling Vans’ all-white slip-ons.
“We saw a nice spike — well, I’d call it a small spike, but I’ll promise this is not a damned annual event,” VF Chief Financial Officer Matt Puckett mentioned on Friday, including the attire maker would use this second to construct on Vans’ connection to popular culture.
VF Corp missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly income and revenue on Friday as a result of international provide chain disruptions and manufacturing shortfalls in Vietnam.
The “Made in Korea” inexperienced tracksuits and pink boiler fits worn by characters within the present have confirmed a pre-Halloween vibrant spot for the South Korean garment trade struggling through the well being disaster.