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 Vault x Sole Classics – “Lucky 13” Mid Skool ’77 LX & Old Skool LX (7.15.17)

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Words via Nicekicks:

“In the spirit of champions, Sole Classics and Vans Vault team up to deliver a double collaborative effort that is a sure winner. This unique partnership sees both the Old Skool LX and Mid Skool LX transcend the realm of skating and enter the gridiron as Ohio is largely known for its championship caliber play at many levels of the game of Football.

On July 15th, 2017 the two will release an Old Skool LX and Mid Skool ’77 LX to recreate a footwear version of a Varsity Letterman jacket. Both shoes equipped with premium leathers, wool, satin, felt, chenille, and a set of pins, these shoes are sure to make you feel like it is Friday night, under the lights.”

The Sole Classics x Vans Vault “Lucky 13” pack will drop at only three locations as well as online at Sole Classics:

  •  Sole Classics Midwest Project Pop-up
    501 N Fairfax Ave.,  Los Angeles, CA
  • Sole Classics
    846 N High St. Columbus, OH
  • Sole Classics AGENDA Pop-up
    300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA

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Vans Vault x Undefeated – OG Sk8-Hi LX (7.8.17)

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It’s been a good 7 years since we’ve seen an UNDEFEATED Vans collaboration, but wait no more, as they’ve just announced their next project, due out this coming Saturday, July 8th.  This time around, they went with the OG Sk8-Hi LX, featuring their signature “UNDFTD” logo, oversized to cover up the entire side panels.  UNDEFEATED chose to go with 4 tonal colorways: Safety Orange, Desert Khaki, Dodger Blue, and Jet Black.  The waffle soles and heel tab are Safety Orange, and there’s custom 5-strike and Undefeated logos sewn on to the tongue label.  The pack finishes off nicely with custom military inspired olive green boxes.  The shoes will release this Sturday at a retail price of $80 each.

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Vans Vault x Alyx – Collection 2 (7.22.17)

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It appears that Vans Vault and Alyx are teaming up with a second collection, right off of the heels of their first collection.  This time, they chose a few new models, including an OG Sk8-Hi LX with a half-moon toe aka the Style 138, similar to the Gosha Rubchinskiy version, which will be available in all white, or all black with a white contrasting jazz stripe.  There’s also another blast from the past, by way of an Authentic LX convertible, allowing you to fold down the heel and step into them.  There’s also a Style 29 with the classic lug sole (not sure if they’re calling these a Style 29 or not).  This pack will be releasing at Stylebop, and we’re unsure about a wider release, but if you keep your ears to the street, I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for.  Until then, enjoy some pics via Hypebae!

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Vans Vault x The General DQM – Old Skool Mesh LX (7.1.17)

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This summer, The General presents a brand new style, debuting a full nylon mesh upper for the classic Old Skool skate silhouette. Made exclusively for The General store in New York City, the new Mesh Old Skool LX is inspired by mid-century architectural forms and modern sports garment fabrications, traditional sports uniform palettes and mid-century graphics. The shoe has a modern, minimal feel in solid colors paired with true white outsoles. The pared back styling includes a flat, embroidered sidestripe, matching color sock liner and cotton webbing heel pull. The shoes come with a tracer cord lace, which combined with the nylon mesh material gives the shoes a light-weight and subtly technical feel reminiscent of classic summer sports.

The Mesh Old Skool LX is available in black, white, navy and burgundy in men’s and women’s sizes and will release this Saturday, 1st July exclusively at The General in New York.

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