Vans x Patta – Old Skool “Mean Eyed Cat pt.2” (5.27.17)

Following up on the 2015 Japan-exclusive Patta x Beams x Vans Old Skool “Mean Eyed Cat”, Patta has once again teamed up with Vans for another collaboration project, this time with a wider release.

While the original “Mean Eyed Cat” came in an all black colourway, the 2017 edition will be available in two versions: true white and black coffee. Both colours combine premium suede and canvas materials on the shoes’ uppers, leather signature “jazz” striping, and feature the “Mean Eyed Cat” text on the midsole and Patta Script Logo printed across the side panels. Every pair is finished off with Team Patta laces.


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Vans Skate x Defcon – Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro (5.27.17) #defcon



While DEFCON origins remain classified, the projects stamped with their namesake speak volumes. Vans reunites with the stealth collective this spring to resurrect the Vans Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro, engineered with three new Multicam® patterns, Arid™, Tropic™, and Black™, specifically designed to reduce the visual and near-Infrared signature of a person in three distinct environments. As an ode to past projects, the Vans DEFCON Multicam® capsule comes full circle, completing the footwear outfit with new apparel fabrics originally developed for the US Army and tactical law enforcement.
DEFCON has evolved into a multifaceted study group responsible for the marketing and development of some of the leading brands in the tactical and streetwear worlds. Through both natural curiosity and fascination turned obsession, DEFCON has perfected their craft in media modifications, establishing their repute as a standalone brand.

The Vans Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro by DEFCON features:

Premium Waterproof and Flame Retardant Wolverine Pig Suede®
Water-Resistant treatment on uppers
Multicam® Nylon textiles
Dri-Lex™ moisture management linings throughout
Gusseted tongue
Military detailing from DEFCON identity to BDU specs
Vans Ultracush HD footbeds w/ custom artwork
Hesh Goat embossed heel stamp
Durable reverse lug outsole and knurled texture foxing tape

The Vans by DEFCON limited-edition footwear and apparel capsule is available worldwide on May 27 at select Vans Pro Skate dealers.


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Vans Vault x Taka Hayashi – TH Sk8 Skool LX (LBIFBACK Video Review!) #LBIFBACK

Our homie Daniel @akamedaniel aka LBIFBACK has a new video review out, on the new Vans Vault x Taka Hayashi Sk8 Skool LX in BLue Graphite.  This is a new silhouette from Taka, and it’s super dope.  Check out the video and subscribe to LBIFBACK on Youtube.

Vans Vault x Alyx – Collection (May 2017)


Words via Officemagazine:

“Remember in middle school when you would draw all over your Vans?

In their new collaboration, the iconic skate shoe brand and ALYX creative director/designer Matthew Williams worked together to capture this youthful spirit and carefree energy, and to blend the ‘ready-to-wear’ fashion and accessories collection with breezy, California street culture. 

Featuring three classic styles—the OG Sk8-Hi, OG Authentic, and the OG Style 36, each in two colorways—the collection celebrates Vans’ legacy while updating it with several ALYX details including the signature ALYX lighter caps, lurex laces, and logos on the shoelace tips. 

The collection, retailing from $120-$195, is available now at Opening Ceremony and at other retailers and the week of May 22.”

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Vans Vault x Barneys – “Nubuck & Leather” Pack (Pre-Order Now!)


Vans Vault and Barneys New York have teamed up to create this smooth tonal pack of OG Old Skools and OG Sk8-Hi’s constructed with premium grained nubuck and leather.  Available in Light Grey, Dark Green, and Dark Brown.  Each pair sits on top of an all white vulcanized sole, and features minimal Barneys branding on the footbed.  Go for your grown man steeze and pick up a pair.  Available for pre-order now on Barney’s webstore.


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Vans Vault x Blends x Peanuts – Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX “Bones” (5.13.17) @blendsus #blendsvans


Blends just dropped this one on us out of nowhere.  Typically, we get fair warning when a new Bones shoe is dropping, but I imagine with the amount of hype this shoe is going to create, they wanted to sort of catch us off guard.  The timing couldn’t have been more perfect, seeing that the Uniqlo x Kaws x Peanuts campaign is still fresh in everybody’s heads, and with the upcoming general release Vans x Peanuts collection, this is a nice way to kick things off.  These will be releasing this Saturday, so pick our your favorite Uniqlo tee, grab your Joe Cool plushy, and a blanky, and go camp out at your favorite Blends location!

Words via Blends:

Southern California-based boutique Blends celebrates 67 years of Snoopy & The Gang with a special three-way collaboration in partnership with Vans Vault and PEANUTS by Charles Schulz. This very special Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip features a Black tumbled leather upper accented by a White tumbled leather “Bone Jazz-Stripe” with Schulz’s Iconic Snoopy character laying at the apex of the bone. Designed to emulate Schulz’ raw style the Jazz-Stripe is depicted as hand drawn with the help of jagged contrast stitching. A floating Woodstock seen on the opposite side of the shoe completes the PEANUTS motif.

The PEANUTS x Blends x Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip will be available this Saturday May 13th at as well as Blends’ Beverly Hills, Costa Mesa, Downtown Los Angeles, Larchmont Village and San Diego locations.
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SBTG x Kadir Warrios – Collection 3 (Coming Soon!)

Singapore’s finest, SBTG has teamed up with his local friends, the Kadir Warriors for a third collaboration, once again using Vans as the base for the entire collection.  They chose 2 models, the Slip-On and the Authentic, which are the Kadir Warrior’s favorite model to wear.  For this round they decided to emphasise on the hand sign that they always show in their IG photos which happens to symbolize the W for Warriors, and at the same time, a number 3 sign.  Through conversations they had together they decided to work on a black / teal / pink colorway with white bones. The panels are cloaked in a 1 tone Tiger stripe pattern and embellished with their Kwar motifs all over.  They decided to open up this release to the public for pre-order, so if you are a fan of the Kadir Warriors and Mark Ong aka SBTG’s fine work, then stay tuned to their site for more info!
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Vans Vault x Neighborhood – Release Pop-Up at Cover by Crossover (Video by Masses MY)


Masses MY showed up to Cover by Crossover for the special release of the Vans Vault x Neighborhood BMX collection.  It looks like they had an awesome turnout, and our brotha Izam of Under The Palms Malaysia was there on hand to check it out.  Peep the limited edition Kuwahara BMX bike, limited to only 300 worldwide!  So dope.  Glad to see some dope stuff happening with Vans in Malaysia!  Shout out to Masses for this dope video!

Vans Vault x Opening Ceremony – Ricoco OG Classic Slip-On LX (Available Now!)


Opening Ceremony releases their next Vans Vault collab, with these Ricoco OG Classic Slip-On LX’s which are reimagined in iridescent, Late Baroque-inspired paisley print uppers.  Available in 3 colorways: Mauve, Dusty Blue, and Nude.  These are available exclusively from Opening Ceremony, and retail for $85 respectively.

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Vans Vault x JJJJound – OG Old Skool LX (5.5.17)

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Vans Canada teams up with JJJJound, to create this 90’s inspired OG Old Skool LX pack.  Featuring 3 colorways, a two-tone green inspired by greenhouses and plants, a two-tone brown inspired by woodworkers and furniture, and an off-white color resembling art canvases and tote bags.  The shoes feature a common mixture of suede and 8oz. canvas, like we’re used to seeing on our OG’s, but the unique thing about these are the razor-cut boat deck soles, and cork footbeds.  Also, don’t overlook the USA-made laces, and 90’s vintage-esque hang sticker.  These will be roughly $110 USD, but will be released exclusively in Montreal, at an undisclosed location.  Keep your ears to the streets!

info via Hypebeast

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