SBTG for House of Vans SG – “Big Pants, Small Wheels” Sk8-Hi Custom

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Vans Singapore has teamed up with sneaker artist and customizer SBTG for an event they’re holding on Sep. 24th at the House of Vans Singapore.  Dubbed “Big Pants, Small Wheels”, SBTG has chopped down the Sk8-Hi into a mid, and added some intricate finishing details to the exposed cut ankle collar.  There’s still some signature paint designs on the shoe, but the added thread and bead work are a nice addition to his newest Vans rendition.  He also opted to add some words to the mid-soles, something we haven’t seen before.  These are looking great as usual, and I don’t know how he was able to add more detail and have a price point that is lower than his past Vans shoes, but he did it!  Each pair is only going for $333, which can be pre-ordered now on his site.

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Vans x 430 – Double Decade Old Skool & Apparel (9.23.16)

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Words via Hypebeast:

“Japanese BMX outfit 430 is still going strong two decades after its debut, so, to celebrate the 20-year milestone, the collective has teamed up with Vans for its latest co-branded endeavor. Like previous joint projects between the two, the highlight here is a special edition of the Old Skool. Aptly dubbed the “DOUBLE DECADE,” the kicks come with an all-black look and eschew more prototypical branding cues in favor of custom hits to the rubber foxing and laces, not to mention Vans’ iconic checkerboard motif across the footbed and tongue. To sweeten the deal, 430 has dropped a coinciding capsule collection of Vans apparel that includes a coaches jacket, tee and cap — all of which don special “DOUBLE DECADE” insignia.

Expect the entire range to be available from DECADE beginning this Friday, September 23.”

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Vans x Odd Future – “Donut” Classic Sk8-Hi & Authentic (9.24.16)

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Vans has teamed up with Odd Future to release this “Donut” Pack in a Classic Sk8-Hi and Authentic.  Both shoes feature a Scuba Blue turquoise colorway, with pink accents throughout.  There’s an all-over donut print that sets the theme, which was also printed on the box.  The Sk8-Hi also has an embroidered “OF” logo on the heel panel, for anyone who may not know who designed these.  They’re a fun shoe, and will sell out pretty fast, so be quick with the online links, such as Silo’s webstore if you want to get a pair!

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Sky Brown (8 Yrs Old) Becomes Youngest Girl To Compete In Vans US Open Pro Series #skybrown #awsmkids

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Check out this little ripper Sky Brown!  8 years old to be exact, and already competing against the big girls.  There’s a ton of videos of her and her bro out there on the internet, so I’ll save you the back story.  Just wanted to show some love to her awesomeness!

Blends Hints At A New Bones Decon Sk8-Hi!

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Last week, Blends sent out a link to their Autumn/Winter 2016 lookbook, and just like with the Peacoat Bones release, they revealed a new collab in the photoshoot.  This appears to be a Sk8-Hi Decon in black with white contrast stitching.  Not sure if this one has a zipper like the prior pairs, but the absence of different panels on the shoe makes for a dope minimalistic look, a style that is signature to Blends.  No official info has been released as of yet, but stay tuned!

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Vans – MTE Footwear & Apparel Collection (Fall 2016)

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Words via Vans:

“Vans proudly unveils the fall ‘16 men and women’s All Weather MTE footwear and apparel collection, built to endure Mother Nature’s harshest weather conditions from the mountains to the streets. The fall ‘16 Vans All Weather MTE collection offers an upgraded series of classic Vans footwear and apparel silhouettes that employ weather-resistant technology and construction while staying true to Vans’ timeless aesthetic.

Designed for the elements, the fall ‘16 All Weather MTE collection presents outerwear pieces that mirror Vans’ MTE footwear innovation. Coated with durable water repellant (DWR), these progressive jackets will keep you warm and dry during the cold and wet winter seasons. The men’s apparel assortment offers a wide selection of jackets including the 66th Parallel MTE, the Kilroy MTE and the Junipero MTE. The 66th Parallel MTE jacket – a quilt puffer with a lightweight PrimaLoft® down blend – provides increased warmth, breathability and water resistance. Paying homage to the bomber trend, the Kilroy MTE is a hooded bomber with a quilted lining, perfect for crisp, frigid days. The Junipero MTE is traditional fisherman’s jacket, adapted for the elements with a breathable back ventilation slit to emphasize the definition of classic style with reliable function.

For the first time, the Vans All Weather MTE collection extends into the women’s apparel line. Women’s styles include the Off Key Parka MTE and Fuego Parka MTE built with a longer fit and DWR coating with maximum protection for moist climates. Another women’s favorite includes the Diggit MTE jacket, designed with a quilted high neck, blending warmth with fashion.

Rounding out the apparel offering, Vans returns with a robust selection of All Weather MTE footwear from Vans Classics available in enhanced models of iconic Vans silhouettes including the Sk8-Hi MTE, Sk8-Hi 46 MTE, and the Old Skool MTE. The collection features premium Scotchgard®-treated leather and suede uppers, warm linings, and a heat retention layer between the sockliner and outsole to help keep feet warm and dry. A Vans constructed lug outsole takes advantage of over 20 years of snow boot history, infusing timeless style and modern technology into footwear that embraces the cold seasons.

The Vans All Weather MTE collection was put to the test and shot in a variety of cold and wet environments around the globe including Europe, Asia and North America. Vans provided iPhone 6s to Vans friends and family as they embarked on an international journey through the seasons. Each photographer was equipped with the Vans All Weather MTE line to document their adventures. The result is a striking collage of scenic adventures highlighting the All Weather MTE collection through the lens of renowned lifestyle and action sports photographers including Chad Chomlack, Chad Huff, Charles Lanceplaine, James North, Jay Meador, Jeff Han, Matt Georges, Nolan Hall and Pete Williams.

The Vans All Weather MTE footwear and apparel collection launches globally on September 21. To learn more about the Vans All Weather MTE collection, visit Vans.com/AllWeather.”

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Vans Pro – 50th Anniversary Sk8-Hi Pro ’91 Coors Light (Available at @silostore on 9.17.16)

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Beer drinkers unite!  The Vans 50th Anniversary celebration continues, this time with a familiar collaboration from decades ago.  You’ve seen vintage pairs of Coors Light Vans in the past, but they’ve always been the Era models, but never have you seen a Sk8-Hi model until now.  Vans has linked up with Coors again, to create this Sk8-Hi Pro ’91, but there’s a unique back story to this design, as with most of the “Syndicate allocated” 50th Anniversary Pro releases.  After reading a few comments on @natescrappy_vans50tharchive Instagram account, I learned that this design is an exact replica of a pair that Steve Van Doren created for Jeff Grosso back in 1991.  It was a one-off, and no other original Made In USA pairs exist.  Jeff even commented on said Instagram post that “they were the best shoes he ever owned”.  I can’t see these staying around very long, but if you put in some work online, you might be able to score a pair from Silo, or your local Vans Pro account this weekend.

Thanks to Silo and Nates Crappy Vans 50th Archive for the borrowed pics!

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Vans Pro x Dime – Old Skool Pro & Fairlane (9.17.16)

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Words via Hypebeast:

“Since last year’s collaboration on the Slip-On Pro, the partnership between Vans and Montreal skateboarding mainstay Dime continues with two new sneakers. The classic Old Skool Pro gets reworked in two colorways, optioned in cream white and navy. Both pairs feature a buttery upper with contrasting white midsoles and a translucent “Dime” branded outsole. The Fairlane gets a full makeover with a “Dream Blue” colorway and newfound Vans technology in the form of a Pro Lite cupsole and Ultracush HD sockliner. The three-piece capsule will be available on September 10 exclusively at the Vans x Dime pop-up in Montreal’s Plateau neighborhood. The pop-up shop opens for a week on September 10; the shoes will be available at select Stockists such as Supreme from September 17.”

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Vault by Vans x Highs and Lows – Sk8-Hi LX & Old Skool Zip LX (9.17.16)

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Words via Highs And Lows:

“In celebration of Vans’ 50th anniversary and our on-going partnership with Vans of 10 years, together we are proud to present the Vans Vault by Highs and Lows Sk8-Hi LX and Old Skool Zip LX. A two shoe collection that embraces late eighties signature skate heritage but executed through premium materials on instantly recognizable and classic Vans silhouettes – both offerings include uppers treated with a mixture of waxed suede whilst the printed canvas is unique to the Sk8-Hi, whereas the Old Skool features a more robust ballistic nylon mesh and heavy-duty medial zip. The use of silver eyelets, marled lining and contrast stitch details act as a nod to the properties of tin and alloy, a celebratory element of our on-going partnership together with Vans. The outsoles are treated in an iced, transparent finish which reveal ‘HIGHS’ and ‘LOWS’ wording respective to the Sk8-Hi and Old Skool – both the Sk8-Hi LX and Old Skool Zip LX will be available this Saturday, September 17 through a special one-day pop up event at 448 Beaufort Street and will be releasing alongside our new Highs and Lows Spring apparel collection.”

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Vans Vault x Steven Alan – “Nihon Menpu” Textile Collection (Fall 2016)

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Check out Steven Alan’s latest collaboration with Vault by Vans, showcasing their take on the classic checkerboard pattern in a durable cotton twill sourced from the Nihon Menpu textile mill in Japan.  Steven Alan is offering up 3 models, the Slip-On LX, Sk8-Hi Reissue LX, and the OG Style 36 LX.  The look is of black leather and suede, finished with classic Vans details. These are now available in extremely limited quantities on the Steven Alan webstore.

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