Children can now wear their very own custom painted Baby Shark Vans sneakers thanks to one very creative Etsy seller.
The seller called 818 Vinyl Creations is designing custom toddlers’ sneakers inspired by the popular Baby Shark kids’ song. The hand-painted Baby Shark shoes are custom-made for each purchaser, with water resistant designs and can be added to any style of Vans, including lace-up or slip-on silhouettes. Styles range between $65-$85 depending on sizing. The smallest available size is a U.S. baby’s 2, while the largest is a big kids’ 3.
Parents can choose from almost a dozen different patterns in colours like yellow, pink and blue, featuring single sharks or the whole extended shark family: Baby, Mommy, Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa Shark. In addition to the “Baby Shark” shoes, 818 Vinyl Creations offers several other designs, drawing inspiration from popular shows for young ones, like Sesame Street, Paw Patrol and Sponge Bob. The Etsy seller is also open to receiving suggestions for new designs from shoppers.
A video of Baby Shark was uploaded to YouTube in June 2016 by Pinkfong, an educational brand from South Korea. The 2-minute clip features a little boy and girl singing and dancing along to a repetitive-sounding and catchy tune while they tell the story of an extended family of sharks — a baby, a mom, a dad, a grandmother and grandfather. This family swims, hunts and happily fends off danger together.
Baby Shark has since inspired a plethora of toys, games and much more. In fact, Baby Shark’s signature tune has become so popular it has even made an appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 charts this past January, debuting at No. 32. The video has been viewed on YouTube over 3 billion times. In June, Nickelodeon announced an animated “Baby Shark” TV series in the works, aimed at preschoolers and created in conjunction with Pinkfong’s global entertainment company, SmartStudy.
Baby Shark will be hitting the road this fall for Baby Shark Live! — a fully immersive, extraordinary musical experience from Pinkfong and Round Room Live. A full tour schedule is available on babysharklive.com, and you can book your seats at ticketmaster.com.