Vans Classics – Blocked Pack (Available Now!)

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With the coming of spring, Vans updates two of its core styles by way of the Blocked Pack, that re-imagines color-block design. The Authentic DX and Old Skool DX feature cotton twill canvas, UltraCush® HD insoles for added comfort and rich color-blocking to create an assortment of footwear for men and women.

Vans designers juxtapose classic white canvas against bright racing red, dark slate gray, classic black, deep coral and faint lavender across the Authentic DX and Old Skool DX. The rich color tones on the Authentic DX begin at the vamp and transition to the heel friction and foxing. The color-block detail on the Old Skool DX is carried over the vamp, quarter panel and leather Sidestripe with a minimal appearance on the heel friction and foxing. The sophisticated color combinations result in an optical effect that gives color-blocking a clean look with a contemporary twist.

Showcasing how Vans are not just one thing, the Classics Blocked Pack remains true to Vans iconic design across heritage footwear silhouettes. The pack retails for $60 – $65 USD and is available to shop in Vans retail stores and online at Vans.com now.

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Vans Showcases Breadth of Classics Collection and Honors its Five Footwear Icons (Style Guide)

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With more than 50 years of “Off The Wall” design heritage, Vans honors the legacy of its five Classic icons – Authentic, Era, Old Skool, Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On – showing the original action sports brand is Not Just One Thing. This latest campaign and video highlights Vans’ Icons through a compilation of images bringing to life the creative spirit that has connected Vans with artists, athletes, musicians and designers for decades.

When Vans opened for business in 1966, Paul Van Doren’s promise was to provide affordable, quality footwear for all. The original footwear model, the Authentic, was quickly enhanced to meet the demands of skateboarding as skaters of the Dogtown era adopted Vans’ sticky waffle sole to carve and surf the pavement. That organic partnership with those early innovators brought forth the introduction of the Era, Old Skool, Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On. These five silhouettes remain in the line today and are the DNA to the thousands of styles that have been designed and released since 1966.

The Authentic, Era, Old Skool, Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On serve as a blank canvas that transform within an individual’s creative self-expression. Whether its skateboarding, exploring, sketching or just showing off your personal style, Vans Classic Icons live through all forms of creativity. Those who live and wear Vans Classics are Not Just One Thing.

To see the latest offering of Vans’ Icons visit the Vans Classics Style Guide and shop the diverse range of colors, prints and style iterations at Vans.com/Classics.

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Vans x Dallas Clayton – Inspiration Collection (Available Now!)

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Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, comes together with celebrated artist and author, Dallas Clayton to present a collection of footwear inspired by the vibrant illustrations brought to life in his popular children’s books. Available for adults and children, the Vans x Dallas Clayton collection will inspire people of all ages to never stop dreaming.

Kicking off the collection are three styles for adults of all ages that illuminate Dallas’ imaginative world, combining fantasy and inspiration into three inspirational prints. On the Old Skool silhouette, Dallas chooses his signature all-over doodle print of squiggles, lines and shapes to fill the canvas. Paying homage to a pair of Vans that Dallas customized himself, the artist emphasizes an all-over rainbow design across the Authentic. Exclusive to this collection, Dallas created a custom character motif that honors Vans’ spirit to highlight a skateboarding unicorn with the positive affirmation, “Keep It Movin.”

Kids and Toddlers can dream big in four Vans footwear styles that bring Dallas Clayton’s original artwork to life. The Sk8-Hi Zip is reimagined to include colorful, out of this world unicorns while the Old Skool is transformed with Dallas’ fun-loving doodles. The skating unicorn makes his way onto the Authentic, which is upgraded to include a pull-tab and elastic laces on the toddler style. Rounding out the kids and toddlers selection is an exclusive style that blends a group of imaginative characters across the Classic Slip-On.

The Vans x Dallas Clayton footwear collection is dedicated to the dreamers of the world and each pair comes with a sticker with Dallas’ positively thought provoking saying “Stand Here and Think About Someone You Love”. The collection comes to life this March and ranges from $37 – $70 and will be available to shop in Vans retail stores and online at vans.com.

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Vans – Whispering Leather Pack (Womens Exclusive)

Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, brings a subtle update to its pastel-hued sneaker offering this spring with premium leather silhouettes made exclusively for women. Drawing off the success of the whispering pink pack from the Fall 2016 collection, Vans bring forth two new colorways in wind chime and zephyr blue.

To kick off the new collection, Vans presents a four-piece assortment of pale blue-green footwear styles featuring Vans’ classic icons including the Sk8-Hi Slim Zip and Old Skool Zip. The zipper allows for easy-on functionality and provides a fashionable update to two heritage silhouettes. Joining the zephyr blue assortment are the Authentic Decon and Classic Slip-On styles, and to round out the pastel roundup are the lilac Sk8-Hi Slim Zip and Old Skool Zip in premium leather executions.

The updated whispering leather pack retail for $60 – $85 USD and will be available for women to shop in Vans retail locations and online at Vans.com this January.

Vans – Premium Huarache Woven Pack (Jan. 2017)

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Vans kicks off the new year by remastering four of its Classic footwear icons to feature supple leather textiles that incorporate design cues from traditional woven silhouettes. The Authentic, Classic Slip-On, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip receive premium upgrades, available now in black and delicate pink for men and women.

Vans’ original deck shoe, the Authentic is transformed with upgraded tooling across the toe box along with the Classic Slip-On to create enhanced texture with a woven diamond effect. Vans’ very own Sidestripe is reimagined with intricate woven details atop the Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip. Each silhouette is finished with a marshmallow sole, waxed laces and Vans’ UltraCush footbed for ultimate comfort.

The Weave Pack for men and women will retail for $95 – $110 USD and be available to shop in Vans retail stores and online at Vans.com beginning this January.

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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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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 x Disney|Pixar – Toy Story Collection (Hypebeast 2nd Look)

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Check out this awesome photoshoot Hypebeast did, in what looks to be a Disney store, of the latest Disney|Pixar Toy Story collection.  The shoes are absolutely awesome, and are a great collector’s piece for any Disney fan, especially those of us who love the Toy Story franchise.  Take a look over on Hypebeast, to see more of the shoot, and I’ve included a few of those shots above and after the jump.

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Vans x Fear Of God x Pacsun – Era 95 Reissue (Released This Past Weekend)

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So this is a purposefully late post.  I didn’t want to add to any of the hysteria that was sure to ensue with this release, which proved itself to be one of the most wildly popular Vans releases of the year.  The hype was real, and to be expected, as Fear Of God has been this year’s trend setter, and with that came massive queue’s outside a few malls throughout the U.S.  These are the queue’s normally reserved for Jordan 1 and 11 releases, and it took a lot of mall security by storm, and there were stories of the usual fights, back-doored inventory, line cutters, and “not one person in line is wearing Vans” statements.  Whether they’re true or not, it’s these stories that add to the hype, and the insane $400 resell asking price.  I just wanted to acknowledge this release, and give props to Jerry Lorenzo for creating something that got people talking about it, and going crazy over it.

Vans x Disney|Pixar – Toy Story Collection (Available Oct. 7th) #VansxDisneyPixar #disneyandvans #toystory #pixar

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Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, celebrates the original characters from the animated film Toy Story in its new Disney•Pixar Toy Story collection, Vans will showcase Andy’s favorite toys across an extensive assortment of adult and kids footwear as well as apparel and accessories this holiday season.

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