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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Vans x Odd Future – “Donut” Classic Sk8-Hi & Authentic (9.24.16)

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Vans has teamed up with Odd Future to release this “Donut” Pack in a Classic Sk8-Hi and Authentic.  Both shoes feature a Scuba Blue turquoise colorway, with pink accents throughout.  There’s an all-over donut print that sets the theme, which was also printed on the box.  The Sk8-Hi also has an embroidered “OF” logo on the heel panel, for anyone who may not know who designed these.  They’re a fun shoe, and will sell out pretty fast, so be quick with the online links, such as Silo’s webstore if you want to get a pair!

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Vans – MTE Footwear & Apparel Collection (Fall 2016)

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Words via Vans:

“Vans proudly unveils the fall ‘16 men and women’s All Weather MTE footwear and apparel collection, built to endure Mother Nature’s harshest weather conditions from the mountains to the streets. The fall ‘16 Vans All Weather MTE collection offers an upgraded series of classic Vans footwear and apparel silhouettes that employ weather-resistant technology and construction while staying true to Vans’ timeless aesthetic.

Designed for the elements, the fall ‘16 All Weather MTE collection presents outerwear pieces that mirror Vans’ MTE footwear innovation. Coated with durable water repellant (DWR), these progressive jackets will keep you warm and dry during the cold and wet winter seasons. The men’s apparel assortment offers a wide selection of jackets including the 66th Parallel MTE, the Kilroy MTE and the Junipero MTE. The 66th Parallel MTE jacket – a quilt puffer with a lightweight PrimaLoft® down blend – provides increased warmth, breathability and water resistance. Paying homage to the bomber trend, the Kilroy MTE is a hooded bomber with a quilted lining, perfect for crisp, frigid days. The Junipero MTE is traditional fisherman’s jacket, adapted for the elements with a breathable back ventilation slit to emphasize the definition of classic style with reliable function.

For the first time, the Vans All Weather MTE collection extends into the women’s apparel line. Women’s styles include the Off Key Parka MTE and Fuego Parka MTE built with a longer fit and DWR coating with maximum protection for moist climates. Another women’s favorite includes the Diggit MTE jacket, designed with a quilted high neck, blending warmth with fashion.

Rounding out the apparel offering, Vans returns with a robust selection of All Weather MTE footwear from Vans Classics available in enhanced models of iconic Vans silhouettes including the Sk8-Hi MTE, Sk8-Hi 46 MTE, and the Old Skool MTE. The collection features premium Scotchgard®-treated leather and suede uppers, warm linings, and a heat retention layer between the sockliner and outsole to help keep feet warm and dry. A Vans constructed lug outsole takes advantage of over 20 years of snow boot history, infusing timeless style and modern technology into footwear that embraces the cold seasons.

The Vans All Weather MTE collection was put to the test and shot in a variety of cold and wet environments around the globe including Europe, Asia and North America. Vans provided iPhone 6s to Vans friends and family as they embarked on an international journey through the seasons. Each photographer was equipped with the Vans All Weather MTE line to document their adventures. The result is a striking collage of scenic adventures highlighting the All Weather MTE collection through the lens of renowned lifestyle and action sports photographers including Chad Chomlack, Chad Huff, Charles Lanceplaine, James North, Jay Meador, Jeff Han, Matt Georges, Nolan Hall and Pete Williams.

The Vans All Weather MTE footwear and apparel collection launches globally on September 21. To learn more about the Vans All Weather MTE collection, visit Vans.com/AllWeather.”

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Vans – Varsity Pack Sk8-Hi Reissue & Era 59 (Fall 2016)

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Words via Vans:

“Vans continues the expansion of its fall Classics season, drawing influence from traditional athletic styling to present a collection of varsity-inspired footwear for men. The six-piece collection takes design cues from vintage letterman jackets to incorporate a mix of leather and wool materials dressed in a warm color scheme atop the Sk8-Hi Reissue and Era 59.

 With vintage sportswear a style favorite of the season, Vans deconstructs the varsity jacket to introduce gray, charcoal and navy iterations of the Era 59 and Vans’ original high-top, the Sk8-Hi Reissue. Wool uppers are accented by tonal metal eyelets and white laces, while pops of color are highlighted on the Sidestripe of the SK8-Hi Reissue and tongue and heel counter of the Era 59.

 The Vans Classics Varsity Pack for men is available this fall from $60 – $70 USD at Vans retail locations and online at vans.com.

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