Vans Japan x Mister Hollywood – Authentic JP (2016)


Words and info via Strictly Waffles:

“A few months ago, we got a glimpse at an Authentic JP from M. HOOLYWOOD out of Japan. Now, we get full images and purchasing info.  N. HOOLYWOOD chose the Authentic silhouette with a white and turtle dove premium leather and suede upper. While we love the color and material blocking, the typography work is what jumps at you. N. HOOLYWOOD went with a calligraphy styled printing of a sentence every designer is familiar with: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”  This is a sentence that is used to display typography because it uses all 26 letters of the English alphabet. It’s a great choice to show their design roots and it really speaks to us. And everyone knows we like midsole printing. The word work is printed on the laces, midsole, and, something we have never seen before, around the top edge of the foot hole. Pretty awesome stuff.

The N. HOOLYWOOD x Vans Authentic JP is available now from the MISTER HOLLYWOOD webstore. Retail price is 17,280¥ (~$157USD) and they are going fast.”

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Vans Japan x Mastermind – Era & Sk8-Hi (Summer 2016)


Vans Japan has once again teamed up with high-fashion label Mastermind, to come up with two new Vans shoes for the Japan-exclusive market.  This time they chose the Sk8-Hi again, but added an Era to the mix.  Right now, there’s only a few Instagram teasers of each shoe, but you get a pretty good idea of what to expect.  The Sk8-Hi is constructed entirely in leather, with a white jazz stripe, vulc sole, laces, and side ankle zipper.  The Era is also wrapped entirely in black leather, and features the clear checkerboard soles that we saw on the 2011 Sk8-Hi Zip, but the vulc soles are black with a white toe bumper.  Interesting to say the least!  As with most of Mastermind’s stuff, expect to pay a pretty penny for them, that is, if you can even source them, since they’ll be exclusive to Japan.


Vans Japan x Leader Bikes “Night Shift” Pack Teaser Video (5.13.16)

The midnight hours burn and the the streets yearn for a “Night Ride Out.” The Vans x Leader Bikes collaboration focuses on the shadows of the streets, the mystery of the midnight hour ride, who is to say you can only go out during the day. Fitted with the new reflective Vans apparel, you can be seen in the mystery of the night while out riding. No city sleeps, who knows who you could be riding with next while on a Night Ride Out.

Leader x Vans products would be available on May 13th. 2016 in Japan and May 21st. in USA.
Asia Premier tour for full movie is going to be May 13th. in Seoul, 14th. in Tokyo and 16th. in Osaka.

Film, Edit, Directed by Macaframa (Colin Arlen, Colby Elrick, Jason Rosete)
Music: BYU by VHVL

Vans Japan x Sasquatchfabrix x BEAMS – Sk8-Hi (Japan Only!)


Words via Hypebeast:

“After surfacing a while back, Sasquatchfabrix.‘s take on the Vans Sk8-Hi is finally set for an official release. Crafted exclusively for BEAMS and hot on the heels of the Japanese imprint’s coveted collab alongside Supreme, the kicks come with premium navy suede construction and white leather lining, contrast stitching, white rubber foxing, and a gum rubber outsole. The big draw here, though, is the addition of an elastic strap across the tongue — meaning the high-tops can be worn with or without laces.”

These have already dropped in Japan, so you may have a hard time finding them.

Vans Japan – Style 72 Lacey “Native American” (Japan Exclusive)


Words via Strictly Waffles:

“There are a few models that rarely get brought out of the archives for updated designs and the Style 72 Lacey is certainly one of them. For spring 2016, ABC Mart is stocking a few new designs but one stands out among the rest. For this pair, Vans JP has decided to use a Native American style mock up by adding bead work to the leather lace. The denim upper creates a nice contrast against the brown leather and red beading. This is another one of those times we really wish we could just walk down the street to ABC and pick up a couple pairs.

The Vans Japan Style 72 Lacey “Native American” is available now from ABC Mart. There is no US release planned”.

Vans Japan x Vivienne Westwood – Slip-On (Japan Exclusive!)


Words via Hypebeast:

“As a testament to the Vans Classic Slip-On’s timeless staying power and versatility, British designer Vivienne Westwood gives an eclectic twist on the iconic silhouette as a part of her eponymous label’s Anglomania collection. The skater favorite gets bold stripes with brushlike strokes throughout the upper, reflecting her modern punk aesthetic. Additionally, a large graffiti-inspired print of Westwood’s signature orb logo is seen on one shoe and comes with a matching box. Be on the lookout for the collaborative sneaker which will be available at select Vivienne Westwood stores in Japan beginning late April”.

Vans Japan x GARAGELAND – Indigo Collection (2016)


Words via Hypebeast:

“Vans Japan has teamed up with fellow Japanese creatives over at design studio GARAGELAND in producing a run of shoes inspired by Nippon’s adoration of indigo textiles. The shoes utilize the dye’s rich hues on tartan-print, canvas and corduroy with suede detailing. The run includes renditions of the skate brand’s timeless Old Skool ($70 USD), Authentic ($65 USD), Era ($65 USD), and Slip-On ($65 USD) silhouettes, all of which are available now via abc-mart.”

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Erwin’s Current Vans Room


Erwin is the originator of the Vans sneaker room.  When he first joined our forum and shared photos of what he had safely locked inside of his house, we were stunned.  It’s something that takes a long time to build, and many more have replicated what he has done, and in their own tasteful way, but I just had to pay homage to our friend.  Erwin has been thinning the herd, selling off some less favored pairs, but he plans to keep most of the gems.  As you can tell, he has a thing for the Sk8-Hi.  When we were all buying Chukkas and Half Cabs, Erwin was picking up all of the rarest and coolest Sk8-Hi’s.  What blows my mind is that he managed to do this all while residing in the Netherlands.  That’s some serious dedication!  Thanks for being a part of our core community, and helping educate the new Vans collectors.  Salute!

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Vans Japan x Beams – 40th & 50th Anniversary Era 59 & SVD Vinyl Toy


Vans Japan teams up with Japanese retailer Beams, to celebrate Vans’ 50th and Beams’ 40th anniversaries.  They’ve created this vintage looking navy and white Era 59 for the pack, but the coolest thing of all is the vinyl toy that is included, of none other than Steve Van Doren!  How cool is that?  Why doesn’t Vans USA do this?!  As per usual, these are exclusive to Beams Japan, unless you have a proxy.

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Vans Japan x Billy’s – Era Half Moon (February 2016)


Words via Hypebeast:

“Tokyo retailer BILLY’s is home to yet another exclusive Vans release, this time in form of the Era Half Moon silhouette. Boasting a suede upper, the throwback sneaker is rendered in blue, red, white and black colorways, and features a forefoot wrap that extends from the frontal portion of vulcanized sole. The design is finished off with white lacing and subtle Vans branding. Pick all colorways for ¥9,000 JPY (approximately $74 USD) at BILLY’s starting February 11.”

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