Floris van Bommel x Ollie B. Bommel

It was bound to happen at some point... A collaboration between Floris v. Bommel and Ollie B. Bommel! Just this once, there’s no ‘Van Bommel sneaker’. Instead, behold our ‘Bommel sneaker’, probably better known to you as Oliver B. Bumble. Please check the bottom of this page for more information on the availability.

Floris:

Because of the shared surname, Mr. Bommel is like a running theme throughout my life. On the Van Bommel side of my family, I come across him in various different forms. My most vivid memory is without doubt the animated film ‘Als je begrijpt wat ik bedoel’ (English: ‘The dragon that wasn’t (or was he?)’). I celebrated my 8th birthday party at the cinema watching this film. Almost 40 years later, when dark clouds appear in the sky, I am still afraid a dragon will emerge from the storm. As an expression of support to Mr. Bommel, the proceeds from the sales of the sneakers will go to Toonder Compagnie. That is the company that manages the work of Marten Toonder and keeps it alive.

Unique portret

For the limited edition Ollie B. Bommel sneakers, a new image of Mr. Bommel was developed. And it is also a fairly unique one. Normally, Mr. Bommel is in the middle of reading a story when he is depicted. He therefore hardly ever makes eye contact with the reader. Especially for the sneakers bearing his name, Mr. Bommel has made an exception. He took his time to calmly pose and be immortalised as a fashionable and self-assured gentleman of stature. In the process, he makes direct eye contact with the viewer. Mr. Bommel’s portrait is displayed on the tongue of the sneakers and on the leaflet.

The sneakers

In the spirit of Mr. Bommel, the detailing is subtle and modest. The colour of Mr. Bommel's fur is reflected in the warm cognac-coloured suede. The heel and footbed feature the tartan design from his gown. Floris van Bommel’s signature style is incorporated into the sneakers by means of a bright blue tongue. Under the portrait of Mr. Bommel on the woven label on that tongue, it reads: "Van Bommel sneakers? Bommel sneakers!".

It's all in the details

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Ollie B. Bommel

A portrait of Ollie B. Bommel, created especially for this limited edition, can be found on the inside of the textile tongue label.

The sole

The tread of the sneakers combines the red colour of Mr. Bommel's dressing gown with the bright blue that Floris van Bommel often uses for soles.

The tongue

Floris van Bommel’s signature style is incorporated into the design by means of a bright blue tongue.

The heel

The heel is finished with a piece of yellow suede featuring a motif of Mr. Bommel's dressing gown.

Oiled suede

The shoe is made of lightly oiled suede in the colour of Mr. Bommel's fur.

The proceeds

The proceeds from the Ollie B. Bommel sneakers will be donated to the 'Toonder Auteursrecht foundation'. This is the foundation that manages the work of Marten Toonder and keeps it alive. In addition, Van Bommel is donating the domain name www.Bommel.nl to the Toonder company.

Availability

The sneaker launch has once again shown who the most popular "gentleman of the hour" is in the Netherlands. The limited edition "Floris van Bommel for Ollie B. Bommel" sneaker was sold out in no time.

The 2nd edition is available now. The Ollie B. Bommel sneaker is available in the Floris van Bommel online shop, in the Dutch and Belgian Floris van Bommel brandstores and from the Floris van Bommel dealers listed below.

Oxener Sinds 1905
Loseweg 59
7315 BC Apeldoorn
055-5213709
www.oxenerschoenen.nl

 

Van Dael schoenen
Rijnstraat 34
6811 EW Arnhem
026-4422238
www.vandaelschoenen.nl

 

Shuz by Schmit
Langestraat 25
1811 JA Alkmaar
072-5119549
www.shuz.nl

 

Shuz by Vollaerts
Grote Houtstraat 31
2011 SC Haarlem
023-5321813
www.shuz.nl

 

Shuz by Schmit
Bernard van Kreelpoort 10
3901 AK Veenendaal
0318-767276
www.shuz.nl

 

Van Bommel schoenmode
Nieuwe Emmasingel 54-56
5611 AM Eindhoven
040-2449407
www.vanbommelschoenmode.nl

 

Klijsen Schoenmode
Hoogstraat 7
2513 AN Den Haag
070-3649127
www.klijsenschoenmode.nl

 

Nolten Schoenen
Frederik Hendriklaan 293
2582 CE Den Haag
070-3311370
www.nolten.nl

 

Nolten Schoenen
Liguster 30
2262 AC Leidschendam
070-3311370
www.nolten.nl

 

Van Arendonk Schoenen
Herestraat 30
9711 LJ Groningen
050-3116999
www.vanarendonk.nl

 

Ten Eekelder Schoenen BV
Enschedesestraat 5
7551 EE Hengelo
074-2912453
www.teneekelder.nl

 

Strating Schoenen
Kerkstraat 94
1211 CS Hilversum
035-6213151
www.strating-schoenen.nl

 

De Splenter Schoenen BV
Noordstraat 69
4531 GD Terneuzen
0115-617566
www.desplenterschoenen.nl

 

Van Tilburg mode en sport
Laar 6-8
5388 HE Nistelrode
0412-611288
www.vantilburg.nl

 

Van den Assem Schoenen
Molendijk 12-16
3262 AK Oud-Beijerland
0186-623567
www.assem.nl

 

Van Bommel Schoenen
Grote Markt 25
4811 XN Breda
076-5207303
www.vanbommelschoenen.nl

 

Oxener Sinds 1905
Loseweg 59
7315 BC Apeldoorn
055-5213709
www.oxenerschoenen.nl

 

Van Dael schoenen
Rijnstraat 34
6811 EW Arnhem
026-4422238
www.vandaelschoenen.nl

 

Shuz by Schmit
Langestraat 25
1811 JA Alkmaar
072-5119549
www.shuz.nl

 

Shuz by Vollaerts
Grote Houtstraat 31
2011 SC Haarlem
023-5321813
www.shuz.nl

 

Shuz by Schmit
Bernard van Kreelpoort 10
3901 AK Veenendaal
0318-767276
www.shuz.nl

 

Van Bommel schoenmode
Nieuwe Emmasingel 54-56
5611 AM Eindhoven
040-2449407
www.vanbommelschoenmode.nl

 

Klijsen Schoenmode
Hoogstraat 7
2513 AN Den Haag
070-3649127
www.klijsenschoenmode.nl

 

Nolten Schoenen
Frederik Hendriklaan 293
2582 CE Den Haag
070-3311370
www.nolten.nl

 

Nolten Schoenen
Liguster 30
2262 AC Leidschendam
070-3311370
www.nolten.nl

 

Van Arendonk Schoenen
Herestraat 30
9711 LJ Groningen
050-3116999
www.vanarendonk.nl

 

Ten Eekelder Schoenen BV
Enschedesestraat 5
7551 EE Hengelo
074-2912453
www.teneekelder.nl

 

Strating Schoenen
Kerkstraat 94
1211 CS Hilversum
035-6213151
www.strating-schoenen.nl

 

De Splenter Schoenen BV
Noordstraat 69
4531 GD Terneuzen
0115-617566
www.desplenterschoenen.nl

 

Van Tilburg mode en sport
Laar 6-8
5388 HE Nistelrode
0412-611288
www.vantilburg.nl

 

Van den Assem Schoenen
Molendijk 12-16
3262 AK Oud-Beijerland
0186-623567
www.assem.nl

 

Van Bommel Schoenen
Grote Markt 25
4811 XN Breda
076-5207303
www.vanbommelschoenen.nl