When Vans released a small run of branded Waffle Sole iPhone cases back in December, it became one of the most sought after iPhone accessories overnight. While the case was rumored to be restocked at Vans stores by February 2012, the word from staffers now points to an April release date.
Several Vans stores I spoke to have confirmed arrival of the wildly popular iPhone 4 case in mid April. This ultra-cool silicone case features an iconic waffle sole replica pattern on the back and a red Off The Wall heel-tag replica on the side.
Although Waffle boy was originally spotted in red and natural, it's not yet confirmed if the company will release multiple colors. The case can still be found on EBay at a current bid price of $138 with over 27 bids. Another listing is currently priced at $102. So if you're desperate to snatch one up now, you'll have to pay a hefty early adopter fee.
The original sold for $28 USD, but there's no official word yet on pricing or if the item will be sold again through the company's online store. Vans has managed to transform their iconic sole into a thing of epic legend overnight. I can't wait to get mine.
[Vans Corporate did not return my calls] [Photo at top by Kenny Chow]