Vans x Peanuts – Collection Two (10.6.17)

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Words via Vans:

“Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, continues its long-standing relationship with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang in its latest collection of footwear, apparel and accessories this October. Using original illustrations by Charles M. Schulz, the collection pays homage to the iconic characters and artwork from the original Peanuts holiday television specials.

Charles M. Schulz illustrations take new shape across the Sk8-Hi Reissue and Old Skool styles using the entire silhouette as a canvas. Original designs of Charlie Brown and Snoopy take over the monochromatic silhouettes and are outfitted with leather Sidestripes. Kicking it back to the comic strip days is an Authentic that has been decorated with holiday themed comic strip scenes. Peanuts fans can get their dancing shoes on in an Authentic or Old Skool model that depicts the whole Peanuts Gang during the memorable dance party scene from the animated television special, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Half Cab, Vans designers have included Snoopy and his family members across the canvas panels of the Half Cab. Peek closely and you may see Snoopy’s brother, Spike, on the Half Cab’s tongue label with a Checkerboard printed hat and Schulz signature embossed into the suede toe box. Vans’ very own Checkerboard Slip-On has been reimagined this season to include the many playful expressions of Snoopy that can be found within print. The Sk8-Hi Reissue gets a premium upgrade with leather materialization and has been embossed on the quarter-panels to include the subtle presence of Snoopy and a hidden Woodstock can be seen on the tongue label. A very special Classic Slip-On was created to celebrate the everlasting friendship between Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Woodstock and features plush patches on the vamp of each Slip-On and is finished with ‘Best Friends’ embossed into the front toe bumper of each shoe.

Signature Vans x Peanuts apparel and accessories will be available in a range of prints that match the footwear assortment, including the monochromatic Charlie Brown and Snoopy illustrations and Snoopy’s family for men. Women will have a playfully pink collection of the Peanuts dance party apparel and a tonal collection dedicated to Snoopy. Even the littlest Vans and Peanuts fans will receive their very own assortment of footwear that will be available in kids and toddler sizing including the comic strip and dance party Authentic. Just in time for Halloween, the Sk8-Hi Zip includes glow-in-the-dark Snoopy and Woodstock dressed up as mummies while the Old Skool V features easy hook-and-loop straps and uses the Snoopy Checkerboard print. Tiny tykes get their very own Classic Slip-On that features Snoopy with a plush tail detail at the heel.”

The latest Vans x Peanuts collection of footwear, apparel and accessories will be available to shop in Vans retail stores and vans.com/Peanuts on October 6th!

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Vans – “Souvenir Jacket” Collection (Fall 2017)

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“Vans kicks off the upcoming holiday season with a head-to-toe offering that draws inspiration from the souvenir bomber jacket. The eight-piece California Souvenir assortment is dressed in rich materials including satin, decorative lurex piping, and embroidered detailing across a collection of Classics and apparel staples. The capsule will be available worldwide beginning this October.

The hero piece of the capsule comes from Vans’ interpretation of the souvenir jacket, which sets the stage for the entire offering. Vans designers pay homage to the customary elements of a traditional souvenir jacket including two-toned color-blocking, striped rib detailing, quilted lining and embroidered back script and tiger. Those original elements are blended alongside nods to Vans’ home state of California with embroidered palm trees and poppy flowers.

Proving Vans Classics are not just one thing, Vans designers have brought the flight satin and embroidery elements to three of the brand’s most iconic silhouettes. The Classic Slip-On features the all over satin material and embroidery across the vamp of shoe. The tiger in the poppies are mirrored across a rose-pink execution, while the black Classic Slip-On highlights the tiger in the palms and the poppy on each side. The Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Reissue take a subtle approach and use lush satin paneling throughout and feature decorative lurex cording across the heel. Each style is delivered in classic black with a metallic greige available in the Old Skool.  Available in Unisex sizing (up to a mens 10).”

The California Souvenir Pack will be available to shop online at Vans.com/Classics or in Vans retail locations beginning this October!

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Vans Classics – Retro Sport Pack (August 2017)

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Words via Vans:

“Continuing to showcase the deep assortment within Vans’ style icons, Vans draws inspiration from the past to release the Retro Sport pack. The Sk8-Hi Reissue, Sk8-Hi Slim and Old Skool take on a vintage vibe characterized by a 1970’s, prismatic color scheme on rich suede.

Retro active wear has remained a source of inspiration in the Vans Classics collection and Vans designers emphasize its influence for the coming season. The capsule is constructed with an opulent suede material in colors including Gunmetal, Glazed Ginger, Tibetan Red, Blossom and Sea Spray Green. Combined with contrast white stitching, white leather Sidestripe, canvas white tongue, cotton laces and a marshmallow outsole, the Vans Retro Sport pack nods towards Vans’ early design foundation.”

The Retro Sport pack is available to shop in Vans stores, online at Vans.com/Classics and select retailers.

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Vans Classics – Moto Leather Pack (Available Now!)

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In anticipation of the fall season, Vans delivers a fresh take on its seasonal leather offering by styling Classic models with moto jacket elements. The latest materialization is featured across Vans Classic footwear silhouettes and are available worldwide now.

The Moto Leather Pack features premium leather with design cues taken directly from textured leather jackets. The Sk8-Hi Reissue, Old Skool, Classic Slip-On, Court and Court Mid highlight the dressed-up leather in three colorways including customary black, madder brown and birch. The Classic Slip-On features all-over textured leather, while the multi panel construction on the Sk8-Hi Reissue, Old Skool and Court styles utilize smooth leather toe caps and heel counters to compliment the ridged leather quarter panels. Each model from the Moto Leather pack is finished with a blanc de blanc outsole.

Vans continues to reinvent the Classics line through product innovation, new materializations and style adaptations to evolve the Classic Icons that we know today, proving that Vans Classics are not just one thing. Vans fans around the world can show how they are “Not Just One Thing” by creating a custom animated gif showcasing their personal style. Create one now on Vans.com/Classics!

The Moto Leather pack retails for $60 – $70 USD and is available in Vans retail stores and online at vans.com/classics now.

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Vans x Charles M. Schulz – Peanuts Gang Capsule Collection (6.2.17) #peanuts #vansxpeanuts

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With a partnership dating back to the early 1980’s, Vans brings forth the third installment of Vans x Peanuts designs, highlighting characters from Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanuts gang. Using vintage illustrations from the late ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, Vans designers bring “Off The Wall” elements to iconic Peanuts moments that remain true to Vans’ unique design aesthetic. The Vans x Peanuts collection of footwear, apparel and accessories launches worldwide June 2.

The Vans x Peanuts collection features six core designs across a variety of silhouettes within the Vans Classics, Surf and Apparel collections. Peanuts protagonist, Charlie Brown, kicks off the collection quite literally as he is seen on a men’s pocket tee and raglan pushing his way on skateboard in pair of Old Skools. Cop his steez with a pair of Old Skools outfitted in yellow canvas and black suede, showcasing a chevron Sidestripe and “Good Grief” embroidered atop the tongue of each shoe.

Not to be outdone, Snoopy, his alter ego Joe Cool and his pal Woodstock are featured throughout the men’s and women’s apparel offering. Joe Cool is highlighted in an allover character print on a men’s white button down and hangs out on a Vans’ flying “V” logo on the back of the Torrey coach’s jacket. Within the women’s selection, Joe Cool is featured on a black and white striped backpack, polo dress and crew sweatshirt. The monotone assortment matches down to the sole with a black and white Sk8-Hi and Slide-On Sandal that shows the profiles of a shade-clad Woodstock and Joe Cool.

The loveable Snoopy can be found skateboarding holding his checkerboard water bowl across the Authentic and Old Skool II backpack, sleeping on a Sidestripe of dog bones on the SK8-Hi Reissue, and hiding in a red fringe dog house on the Sk8-Hi Moc. His playful nature is perfectly showcased on the Classic Slip-On as he tries to steal a kiss from Lucy on the vamp and puts the lip smack on Charlie Brown on the heel counter.

For a limited time, Vans Customs will offer two exclusive Vans x Peanuts prints that will allow you to create your very own Vans x Peanuts design. The two exclusive prints include an all-over collage of the entire Peanuts Gang atop a white canvas backdrop and a Checkerboard Snoopy and Woodstock print. For the first time ever, you are able to mix and match both of the Vans x Peanuts custom prints together alongside a range of colors, materials and patterns on the Vans Customs website. To create your very own Vans x Peanuts Customs please visit vans.com/customs beginning June 2!

Peanuts fans will be able to choose from countless renditions of the limited Vans x Peanuts designs across men’s and women’s footwear, apparel and accessories, while tiny tykes will get a downsized assortment of the Classic footwear options. The Vans x Peanuts Collection is available to shop in stores and online at vans.com/peanuts globally starting June 2!

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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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