Vans x Kiroic – YOTR “Year of the Rooster” Pack (12.16.16)

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Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, celebrates the Year of the Rooster with a specially designed footwear collection with Shanghai based footwear designer Kim Kiroic. Inspired by the lifecycle of a Rooster and Punk Rock culture, this collection consists of six silhouettes under the Vault by Vans and Classic categories.

The design direction for the Year of the Rooster campaign came from Shanghai based creative Kim Koroic, who has worked on Vans capsules for a number of years. Paying homage to individuals who embrace the “Off The Wall” spirit, Kim has grounded this year’s collection in classic punk soul. The two Authentic Platforms making up the Vault by Vans selection draw reference from punk rock culture and Vans heritage with an all over checkerboard print, including leather braided upper, and creeper height platform sole.

The four Classic Vans silhouettes draw inspiration from the rooster’s lifecycle, from an egg to an adult. The Old Skool made with nude-colored leather, emulates the rooster’s egg color. The platform Authentic is complete with all over yellow flannel and silk shoelaces and is reminiscent of the baby chick. Continuing down the lifecycle of the Rooster, the white leather Slip-On comes with a custom three color fringe depicting the rooster’s tail feathers. Rounding out the Classic collection, the Mid Skool has a textured faux leather heel counter indicating the roosters comb. This footwear collection is all about growth and cycles, similar in concept to the growth of punk rock and creativity central to the Vans’ brand heritage.

Kim Kiroic provided a selection of hand-drawn artwork, which make up the visual language of the collection and have been incorporated into the logo design. His artwork draws parallels between punk rock and individuals who carry the “Off the Wall” Spirit. This Chinese New Year, Vans puts a stake in the ground to “Escape the Ordinary” and disrupt what we think of as normal. Vans will continue to fly the flag of creative expression, and this December the Rooster will lead the charge for all who wish to push the limits of style, creativity, and overall awesomeness!

The Vans Year of the Rooster Collection will be available first through the Vans Tmall Flaghship Store and KKtp.com on December 16th. All other accounts and online stores will open on December 20th. Log onto www.vans.com.cn for a location near you.

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Vans Snow x Jamie Lynn – V-66 Snowboard Boot, Sk8-Hi MTE, and Slip-Er (Winter 2016)

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Vans honors snowboarding legend, Jamie Lynn with the debut of the Vans V-66 snowboard boot in Jamie Lynn’s signature colorway. A strong lace-up snowboard boot built for every rider and terrain, the V-66 snowboard boot embodies a classic Vans look, built with the technology and support demanded by snowboarding’s most iconic style pioneer, Jamie Lynn.

A true innovator of snowboarding style and part of the Vans family for over 18 years, Jamie has helped cultivate today’s snowboarding landscape. Not only known for his trademark backside air’s and classic style, he is also a gifted artist, skateboarder, and musician.

The Vans V-66 in Jamie Lynn’s signature colorway sees an elevated aesthetic this season, boasting premium material and function while highlighting Jamie’s own vibrant Pacific Northwest-inspired artwork. The V-66’s traditional lace-up boot construction is packed with features carefully engineered to form an all-terrain boot with freestyle inclinations. The Tongue Lock Down System helps pull down the tongue as you tighten the boot at the instep to eliminate heel lift, and the Reach Around cuff strap attached to the inside shell of the boot allows snowboarders the choice of wrapping the strap around the internal liner or the exterior tongue, providing a custom fit. The V-66 also features an internal wrap harness for a more personalized fit, Waffleflex outsoles for lightweight performance, heat-moldable Response liners for a dialed-in fit with precision response, and dual-density UltraCush V2 footbeds for mechanical support and dampening.

Vans expands Jamie Lynn’s signature footprint further to include a SK8-Hi MTE, showcasing his unique artwork on the sidewall, in addition to a Vans Slip-Er to provide the full off-mountain kit.

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Vans Vault x Opening Ceremony – VT Mono Pack (Dec. 2016)

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It looks like Opening Ceremony is back again with another high end monochromatic themed release.  Constructed in the usual premium leather, with tonal vulcanized rubber outsoles, they switched things up a little this time by adding the VT Prison Issue LX to the lineup.  The VT Sk8-Hi LX and VT Old Skool LX are back again as well, in some rich new colors.  We’ve got Bison, Harvest Pumpkin, Beige, Black, and Chive which is my personal favorite.  Each pair breaks the $100 price point a little bit, but you’re getting a top notch Vans shoe, in a highly limited production run, in some classy colorways.  What more could you ask for?  Get on your grown folk steez for a change!  Purchase them all from Opening Ceremony’s webstore, or stop in to one of their retail locations.

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Van Doren Approved – Holiday Collection Footwear & Apparel (2016)

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Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand brings its 50th anniversary year to a close with a collection that celebrates the brand’s “Off The Wall” heritage. Curated by Vans’ unofficial ambassador of fun, Steve Van Doren, the collection looks back in to the Vans archives to bring forth vintage Vans prints updated with a holiday twist.

Vans revisits its past by reissuing the skull and bones print from the archives and have updated it to include festive candy cane and Santa hats across the Sk8-Hi 38 and Old Skool 36 Reissue silhouettes. The Sidestripe footwear models are finished with a canvas and suede material blend and jolly “Ho Ho Ho 50” decorative laces.

To get you in to the holiday spirit, the Van Doren Approved collection includes festive apparel including the Holidaze longsleeve t-shirt, pullover hoodie and sweater that are adorned with the skull and bones Santa print. Rounding out the holiday arrangement are the Holiday crew socks, Pom beanie and trucker hat, fit for any ugly sweater or festive party occasions.

The Van Doren Approved holiday collection is available to shop globally in Vans retail stores and online at Vans.com now.

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Vans Japan x Billy’s Tokyo – Classic Slip-On Half Moon

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Billy’s has been an advocate for the half moon style, with the Era that dropped a few months back, and this time they’re back with a Classic Slip-On version.  Available in Tan, Black, or Red, with white vulcanized soles.  The vintage look seems to be a big hit not in just Japan, but all over the world, so perhaps Vans should make a few of these for the rest of us!  You can catch these online now for ¥9,720 JPY (approximately $86 USD) per pair while supplies last.

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Vans x REMIX Taipei – Against The World Collection (Asia Exclusive!)

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Vans and REMIX Taipei have come together to release this collection of four shoes, dubbed the “Against The World” pack.  All 4 pairs are constructed using a mixture of suede and canvas, in two tonal colorways, black or white.  Each pair features subtle custom details, like 3M laces, neon orange or yellow footbeds, woven tongue labels, and printed words “Against The World” on the vulcanized side walls, but the most notable feature are the medial side ankle zippers on the Sk8-Hi, similarly found on the Sophnet. Sk8-Hi’s.  Pretty dope.  Pretty dope.  These are now available from REMIX in Taipei, so if you’re looking for a pair, then get with that Asia proxy ASAP!

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Vans Pro x SHOWROOM – Old Skool Pro & Sk8-Hi Pro (12.9.16)

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“Kuala Lumpur’s SHOWROOM has joined forces with Vans for what’s being billed as a “first-of-its-kind” collaborative endeavor. Dubbed “21:30,” the two-piece collection takes on Pro editions of both the Sk8-Hi and Old Skool, transforming them with the nighttime skater in mind by adding the likes of reflective 3M material and Velcro sidestripes that allow the wearer to switch between stark white and Vans’ famed checkerboard motif for added versatility. And since the kicks come in Pro form, each retro silhouette sports modern upgrades like DURACAP technology and ULTRACUSH cushioning.  Capped off with some subtle co-branding and icy outsoles, the “21:30″ release is set to hit the Malaysian skate spot come December 9.”

SHOWROOM
06 80 6th Floor, Berjaya Times Square
1, Jalan Imbi
Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Vans Vault x Brooks x Taka Hayashi – Capsule Collection (12.3.16)

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Vans Vault has once again teamed up with English bike saddle maker Brooks, to create this amazing capsule collection, including two shoes, a bike saddle, and a shoulder bag.  This time, they’ve brought on Taka Hayashi to add his stylings to the collection, featuring his intricate laser-etched patterns throughout the premium leather of each piece.  The shoes chosen for this release, are the OG Sk8-Hi LX, and OG Classic Slip-On LX, and are wrapped in a mixture of brown and black tanned leather.  The soles are a tonal white/marshmallow colorway, and feature a few color accents on the waffle gum sole.  Minimal Taka Hayashi branding can be seen on the footbed as well as the tongues.  There’s also a few limited accessories available separately, one being a Brooks Swift saddle, and a Brooks Barbican Shoulder Bag.  Two absolutely stunning pieces.  There’s also a custom drawer box and dustbag to finish the shoes off nicely.  Look for these to drop at your local Vault dealer this coming weekend like Sole Classics in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday December 3rd.  Pricing is $150 for the Sk8-Hi and $120 for the Slip-On.

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Vans x Golf Wang – Camp Flog Gnaw Authentic

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“Golf Wang, known for its poppy and highly saturated designs, has released a pair of special edition Vans Authentics. The iconic silhouette maintains its simple low top, durable canvas upper in cream with the original waffle outsole and Vans flag label. The shoe features multi-colored piping, white metal eyelets, and cartoonish “FLOG GNAW” embroidered on the heel counter, reminiscent of ’90s video game visuals. The CFG 2016 Vans Cream were originally available for $60 USD at the Camp Flog Gnaw festival, but they surprised dropped some pairs on the Golf Wang web store this morning, but have since sold out.”

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Vans x Civilware – Service Boot (Available Now!)

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Vans has once again partnered up with Geoff Rowley’s brand Civilware to bring back for the second time, the Service Boot, this time in an all-black version.  Built with comfort and durability in mind, the sneaker features a water-resistant pig suede upper that wraps around the vamp, mudguard and heel.  A soft full grain leather quarter panel extends over your ankle to form the hi-top “Buffalo Boot-esque” silhouette. The tongue, made from a breathable ballistic nylon, features a special retro Vans and Civilware collab sewn patch. The shoe is finalized with a reverse Lug MTE vulcanized waffle sole that provides grip, and a Dri-Lex moisture management lining keeps your feet dry and breathable.  The limited edition Vans x Civilware Service Boot retails for $110 USD and is available from Civilware’s site.

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