Vans has announced a range of shoes specially designed for consumers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The shoes feature sensory-sensitive elements, such as a calming color palette and an encouraging message on the back of each heel. One model in the collection, designed for kids and toddlers, features a single strap hook-and-loop closure, which enables wearers to don and adjust the shoes easily. Vans worked with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards to create the designs. The company will be donating at least $100,000 of the proceeds from this collection to the A.skate Foundation, a non-profit that promotes the social integration of autistic children through skateboarding.