Vans Skate – Half Cab Pro “25th Anniversary” (Available Now!)

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Words via Vans:

“This fall, the world’s most iconic signature skateboarding shoe, the Vans Half Cab, celebrates 25 years of legendary skateboarding heritage. Originally released in 1992, the Half Cab represents an era of true design innovation. Constructed by street skaters in the early 90s by cutting the collar off the original Vans Caballero pro model and spawning the “lighter, better, faster” version of its predecessor, the iconic signature shoe for Steve Caballero has stood the test of time as a Vans Pro Skate favorite. The Half Cab has indisputably revolutionized performance skate progression, and still to this day, represents the leading-edge modifications in skateboarding footwear for which Vans has come to be known.

An icon in his own right with more than 45 years of influential skateboarding under his belt, from his tenure as part of the original Bones Brigade crew to his decades-long career as a pioneer of skateboarding from vert and park, to street and bowl, Vans honors legend Steve Caballero with the release of two exclusive Half Cab colorways in the token silver anniversary hue and classic black.

Highlighting premium pig suede uppers, metallic silver details, and a tonal embroidered “XXV” on the back heel for a commemorative touch, the 25th Anniversary Vans Half Cab is equipped with Vans Pro Skate’s signature Pro Classics performance innovation, featuring supportive ULTRACUSH HD sockliners for resilient cushioning and advanced comfort, and DURACAP reinforced underlays in high abrasion areas for premium durability and consistent fit.”

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Vans Classics – Retro Sport Pack (August 2017)

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Words via Vans:

“Continuing to showcase the deep assortment within Vans’ style icons, Vans draws inspiration from the past to release the Retro Sport pack. The Sk8-Hi Reissue, Sk8-Hi Slim and Old Skool take on a vintage vibe characterized by a 1970’s, prismatic color scheme on rich suede.

Retro active wear has remained a source of inspiration in the Vans Classics collection and Vans designers emphasize its influence for the coming season. The capsule is constructed with an opulent suede material in colors including Gunmetal, Glazed Ginger, Tibetan Red, Blossom and Sea Spray Green. Combined with contrast white stitching, white leather Sidestripe, canvas white tongue, cotton laces and a marshmallow outsole, the Vans Retro Sport pack nods towards Vans’ early design foundation.”

The Retro Sport pack is available to shop in Vans stores, online at Vans.com/Classics and select retailers.

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Vault by Vans x Opening Ceremony – Satin Pack Old Skool LX (8.11.17)

Words via Hypebeast:

“Vans and Opening Ceremony flaunt a relationship that dates back years, with each adding an unparalleled expertise to the collaborative dynamic. The duo, over the years, have done well to reinterpret several of the footwear giant’s key silhouettes, including bold colorway iterations, unique textile applications, employing cultural cues, in addition to others. Keeping the joint narrative alive and well, the pair have chosen to reimagine Vans’ classic Old Skool silhouette by wrapping the model in luxe satin. Offered in a myriad of cool colorway combinations, the uppers take on the luxurious textile, while the brand’s signature stripe hits the side area in a pop of tonal contrast.”

The Vans for Opening Ceremony Satin Pack will retail for $100 USD each, and can be found exclusively at Opening Ceremony stores and its online shop starting August 11.

Vault by Vans x DQM The General – New York Yankees Sk8-Hi Reissue LX ‘101’ (8.12.17)

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Words via DQM:

“This Summer, The General is proud to announce the exclusive release of its footwear collaboration with New York’s own, one of the most successful sports franchises in the world, the New York Yankees. The collection reintroduces The General’s exclusive ‘101’ style, an updated Sk8-Hi Reissue LX with a removable nylon ankle strap. Constructed in premium full grain leather including a full grain leather side stripe, the shoes borrow elements from the beloved, classic uniform: the Yankees navy pinstripe printed on a white pigskin leather sock liner, the official Yankees logo printed on the ankle strap and a metal Yankees logo lace jewel. The shoes feature green cotton terry cloth backing at the tongue with MLB and The General labeling, printed The General logo on the foot bed, and a gum waffle outsole.”

Produced exclusively for The General store in New York, the MLB Yankees Sk8-Hi Reissue LX ‘101’ is available in white and navy in men’s and women’s sizes and will release this Saturday, 12th August at The General.

Photographed by Jonathan Mehring at Yankees Stadium in the Bronx, New York City.

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Vans Japan x N.Hoolywood – Slip-On (8.12.17)

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Info via Hypebeast:

“Japanese label N.HOOLYWOOD teams up once more with American imprint Vans, this time putting a spin on the classic Checkerboard print Slip-On sneaker. Coming in two colorways of “White/Black” and “Gray/Black,” the simple silhouette features a premium leather upper with a printed checkerboard print. The tongue section can be turned down, revealing suede and canvas textiles, to mimic a penny loafer saddle strap for a somewhat more formal look. Other details include Vans “Off the Wall” branding at the sole unit heel bumper, special edition leather and canvas insoles, as well as tonal stitching throughout.”

The N.HOOLYWOOD x Vans Slip-On sneakers will be available at select retailers on August 12.

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Vault By Vans x Proper – Tatanka Collection (Old Skool, Slip-On, and Sk8-Hi LX) (8.12.17) @properlbc #properlbc

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THIS FALL, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RETAILER PROPER COLLABORATES WITH VAULT BY VANS TO CREATE THREE DELUXE VERSIONS OF VANS’ ICONIC FOOTWEAR SILHOUETTES, INCLUDING THE SLIP-ON LX, OLD SKOOL LX, AND SK8-HI LX.  THE TATANKA COLLECTION FEATURES UPPERS CONSTRUCTED FROM HORWEEN AMERICAN BUFFALO LEATHER. BUFFALO LEATHER WAS SELECTED FOR ITS DISTINCT NATURAL GRAIN THAT GETS BETTER WITH AGE AND WEAR. STRONGER THAN TRADITIONAL COWHIDE, AMERICAN BUFFALO LEATHER IS UNEQUALED IN ITS SOFTNESS, STRENGTH, AND DURABILITY. THE USE OF NATURAL HIDES ENSURES THAT NO TWO PAIRS WILL BE THE SAME, COMPLETELY UNIQUE FROM PAIR TO PAIR, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, AND PANEL TO PANEL.

ALL THREE SILHOUETTES FEATURE SUBTLE CHANGES FROM THEIR PRODUCTION NAMESAKES INCLUDING PERFORATED JAZZ STRIPES, DEBOSSED CO BRANDED LEATHER TONGUE LABELS, HEAVYWEIGHT COTTON LACES, CO-BRANDED PIGSKIN LINED ULTRACUSH HD DROP-IN FOOTBEDS, FULL PIGSKIN LININGS, FULLY SIPED CLASSIC GUM OUTSOLES, RAW EDGE TONGUE CONSTRUCTION, EMBOSSED OFF THE WALL HEEL TABS, AND HIGH GLOSS FOXING TAPE FINISH.

EACH PAIR COMES DELIVERED IN A C0-BRANDED 10oz CANVAS TOTE BAG, WITH CUSTOM PACKAGING. THE TATANKA COLLECTION LAUNCHES ON AUGUST 12, 2017 EXCLUSIVELY AT PROPER AND ONLINE AT PROPERLBC.COM, PRICES RANGE FROM $120.00 TO $160.00.

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Vault by Vans x ALYX (aye-leeks) – Footwear Collection (7.29.17)

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This summer, Vault by Vans collaborates with premium fashion label, ALYX, to create a harmonious blend of high and low style with an 11-piece footwear collection. Designed by ALYX creative director Matthew Williams, the Vault by Vans x ALYX collection features deluxe versions of iconic Vans silhouettes that haven’t been released in over two decades. William’s inspiring California roots connect the ALYX brand with Vans’ skate heritage, taking his youth culture inspired designs and adding elements of luxury for this special collaboration.

“For this Vans release, we really focused on the history of Vans and referenced past silhouettes that have since been retired. It was an incredible experience to go through the past archives and reintroduce these styles with our own ALYX details,” Williams said.

ALYX is Williams’ first solo project after exploring a multitude of creative pursuits, including art direction, clothing design, video direction and photography. Although Williams takes pride in helping craft visual identities within the fashion and entertainment industries, ALYX is a passion project that serves as an extension of his own personal interests and influences. Williams lives in New York City but has deep history in Venice Beach and has since embraced strong ties to skate culture and the Southern California lifestyle.

This July, the Vault by Vans x ALYX collection highlights a distinct color palette that reflects Vans’ design heritage matched to the ALYX palette. The assortment introduces the OG Style 138 LX in black, white and red iterations, the Authentic (Convertible) 43 LX with a unique lacing system and collapsible heel, and the OG Style 29 LX featuring black, white and pink versions, all boasting a luxe metal detailing.

The Vault by Vans x ALYX collection retails from $120 to $195 USD and launches globally on July 29, 2017 at select Vault accounts. Learn more about this special project at Vans.com/vault.

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Vans Skate x Thrasher – Collection (7.29.17)

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Words via Hypebeast:

“After images leaked earlier this year, official confirmation of Vans‘s collaboration with the iconic skateboarding bible Thrasher Magazine has now arrived. The capsule collection includes both apparel and footwear, with Thrasher’s iconic flames logo featuring prominently, as well as a reference to Vans’s legendary skater John Cardiel and his 1992 “Skater of the Year” award.

The collection sees some of Vans’s most recognizable silhouettes given a rework, including the Sk8-Hi Pros and Slip-On Pros as well as the all-new UltraRange Pro that made its debut recently. For the apparel offering, the two skating giants have teamed up on everything from staples such as T-shirts and hoodies, to wide-leg chinos and even a M65 military jacket.

Take a look at the collection above, as it will be available from the Vans webstore on July 29 with prices ranging from $39 USD to $99 USD for apparel, and $99 USD to $169 USD for footwear.”

Check out the apparel pics over on Hypebeast.

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Vans Anaheim Factory – Checkerboard Pack (Available Now!)

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Words via Vans:

“Vans looks to its past to bring forth two Checkerboard patterns from the Vans archives as an update to the Anaheim Factory Pack. First introduced last season, the Anaheim Factory Pack takes elements from the original make and model of Vans Classic Icons and reinvents them with the Vans’ innovative UltraCushÔ foam technology for premium comfort.

The Authentic 44 DX and Style 36 DX were developed to match the original construction of the Classics that were produced in the first Vans factory in Anaheim, California. Cotton laces, heavy 10 oz. canvas, style numbers, original drill lining found on the heel of each shoe and a higher glossed foxing tape that captures the sheen that came from the original vulcanization process, are all design elements that were seen over 51 years ago.  As a nod to the retro styling, Vans designers dressed the Authentic 44 DX and Style 36 DX with Checkerboard in OG black and mauve colorways. Along with the timeless design, each model has been upgraded with an UltraCushÔ sockliner delivering modernized comfort.”

The Anaheim Factory Pack pays homage to Vans’ humble beginnings that led to five decades of pinnacle design. To catch the limited run of Classics, visit Vans stores and vans.com/classics OR click on the pic above to purchase now!

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Vans – UltraRange (Now Available!)

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Via Vans:

Vans embarks on a journey to adventure with the worldwide release of the UltraRange campaign on Saturday, July 15. Marking a major milestone in Vans’ footwear design history, the UltraRange leads the path forward for innovation, emphasizing the brand’s expanded vision to create a versatile footwear model that provides advanced comfort, lightweight traction, and superior mobility combined with Vans’ timeless style.

Living out of a suitcase on multiple expeditions a year, Vans pro surfer Pat Gudauskas finds endless inspiration traveling around the world in search of the perfect surf. With his collaborative insight, Vans ventured to create a new silhouette that offered maximum versatility across diverse landscapes and lifestyles. “What if we created something that brings the look of Vans together with the functionality needed for different terrains—city streets, boardwalks, mountain paths,” Pat expressed. “…Bring the element of comfortable, hearty and functional all in one shoe—it would have comfort and utility, but look like Vans no matter where you are.”

“Design and functional product feedback from our athletes has been critical to the evolution of Vans product development ever since Tony Alva asked for a shoe with additional padding to help him progress his skateboarding technique,” said Dave Solomon, Vans VP of Global Product, Footwear. “As Vans continues to grow, it’s essential that we continue to engage with the people that live our brand ethos and extend our products through innovative technology while maintaining Vans’ classic design to enable their daily pursuits.”

With a modern shape and new co-molded midsole, the UltraRange unveils Vans’ next generation of footwear technology, while paying homage to its rich history with the iconic Vans Sidestripe. The slim-profile, low-top design blends premium materials, breathable textiles, and a responsive sock-fit construction, empowering your adventure from the ground up.

UltraRange Features

  • Vans’ first-ever co-molded midsole merging UltraCush™ Lite foam cushioning with rubber inspired by Vans’ original waffle outsole for elevated comfort and versatility
  • LuxLiner™ internal sock-fit construction for seamless comfort
  • Vans’ reverse waffle lug offering superior grip and traction
  • Breathable, lightweight mesh upper for increased airflow and enhanced flex
  • Rapidweld stitchless construction for increased flexibility in high-abrasion areas while reducing pressure points on the foot

The Vans UltraRange embraces a life of exploration, enabling creative pursuits from all corners of the globe to inspire you to get there—new cities, new spots, new unknowns. Visit Vans.com/Ultrarange to learn more.

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