solscience® x Under The Palms presents: “Tropicali” ANTIDŌT™ Footwear Freshener (Available Now!)


We’ve been working in the lab with solscience for awhile now, on a custom ANTIDOT Footwear Freshener fragrance created just for us, and we’re proud to release to you all, Tropicali.  The idea was simply to develop a fragrance that represents the California lifestyle that we know and love. Think fun in the sun, weekend barbecues, cruising in your ride, and hanging with friends.  Straight West Coastin’ with the Southern California vibes!  We think you’ll be amazed at how good the fragrance smells, and you might just end up using it in your car, your room, work place, bathroom lol, etc.  Hey, it’s up to you.  Give this product a try, and let us know what you think.  We’ve already got a lot of great feedback from it, and people are really impressed at how good the fragrance is.  These guys really are chemists!  To go along with the custom labeled ANTIDOT x Under The Palms bottle, we’ve included a custom sticker as well, sporting our collaborative logo, and to launch the product, I got together with my original DJ brothers Rewind and Roial 1, who I started out spinning with back in high school a long long time ago, and we made a West Coast mixtape full of them classic bangers, as well as a few new ones, that you can stream over on my mixcloud account.  Listen for the custom “solscience, ANTIDOT, Under The Palms” drops throughout the mix.  There’s also an article that solscience wrote up about me, if you care for that sorta’ thing.  I talk about how and why I got into sneakers.  When and why I shifted to Vans.  Other ramblings and opinions that you may care or not care to know.  You know, the usual.  You can check that out from the links below as well.  Support us, and my friends Kent and Daichi, as we introduce you to something new that you never knew you needed until now!






Read More

The Consortium Co-Lab “collecticon” (Starting Sunday 11.8.15 from 12PM – 5PM)


We are extremely excited to announce, along w/ Sole Assassins (@soleassassins), and Footage by Thecoolshoeshine (@footage_official), that we’ll be hosting a bi-monthly “collecticon” if you will we’ve named, “Consortium Co-Lab” at the new Footage Air Space (@footageairspace) located next door to the Footage Shop in Brea, CA.

We invite all collectors to come BUY, SELL, and TRADE all things collectible, such as sneakers, toys, art, records, pins, and everything in between!

Footage consignors also have the option to pay for their vendor fees or make purchases from the event using consigned items as collateral!  So join us and help create a grassroots community created by some of the biggest nerds in the game….US!

This will be an all-ages gathering every other Sunday from 12 PM to 5 PM launching on the 8th of November.  Limited tables are available, so please inquire by emailing us @  Also feel free to call the shop @ 714-757-9001 or call Ron @ 562-253-3627 w/ any additional questions.  Please follow @consortiumcolab for updates regarding the event!  See you guys there!

580 West Lambert Road Suite H Brea, CA 92821

Vans x Belkin – iPhone5 Waffle Case (coming soon!)


Sorry to be so late to the party, but it appears that Vans has been cooking up their famous Waffle iPhone case, this time for the iPhone5.  I’ve always wondered why they didn’t make them when the first iPhone5 cases came out, but that was because they wanted to do it right the second time around, enlisting Belkin, one of the few high quality electronics accessory brands in the industry.  Notice that the material looks more firm, so your phone won’t fall face-first out of the case anymore!  This case will be available in 5 colorways, which should be available soon.  There’s also a few other Vans cases that Belkin has out already, which feature some classic Vans prints on them.  Pics are available after the jump.  Stay tuned, as we will keep you posted for sure!

info via The Full Signal

more pics after the jump Read More

Vans – iPad & iPad2 Case (Available Now!)

Check out this awesome IPad/iPad2 case from Vans, featuring a flattened Authentic print in Blue. It fits all iPad versions, and similar sized tablets, and is sucha  dope product from Vans! They are available for purchase on the Vans webstore, by clicking on the picture above. Support OTWS!!!

Vans – Authentic Laptop Case (Available Now!)

Check out this awesome laptop case from Vans, featuring a flattened Authentic print in Red.  It fits up to a 17″ laptop, and is perfect for all of you who are headed back to school soon.  They are available for purchase on the Vans webstore, by clicking on the picture above.  Support OTWS!!!

Quintin Co. x Offthewallsite – Trucker Hat (+ Summer 2013 Quintin Co. Preview!)


You know, when I first brought OTWS back from the dead a few years ago, I never imagined where it would be now, but I guess when you believe in something, and are passionate about it, then the authenticity naturally follows, as well as some recognition.  Recognition can come in many forms, and long-time Offthewallsite supporter, Todd Shimabuku, has always recognized us and done stuff for us, before we grew to a 1,000 hit average per day site.  That’s small peanuts, I know, compared to the mega blogs, and their insatiable thirst for readers, but what we lack in general readership, we make up for in core enthusiasts.  Vans heads know where to go, to get the most current, AND CORRECT Vans related news.  Todd, and the In4mation guys must know this, because why else would they even care to give us an ounce of their time?  Well, Todd has been busy at work, as Quintin Co.’s U.S. Sales Manager / Assistant Director, and he’s thrown us a freakin’ bone here, by generously asking the Quintin Co. guys if they could come up with something for us, and after a few logo swaps back and forth, they’ve came up with a pretty sick trucker hat with our Eagle/Anaconda “OTWS ARMY” logo, infused with their logo, and I’m delighted to share the mock-ups for y’all.

Actually, this post is more about showing some love back, and spreading the news about their Summer 2013 collection, and the trucker hat will most likely be a friends and family edition, but who knows, perhaps if we get our sh*t together this year, maybe we can do another one, that we can release to the masses!  So take some time, and check out what they got coming up for the Summer, and support a brand like Quintin Co., who make some of the most legit designs in the industry, and who collab with some of the heaviest hitters out there right now…and some small fries like us!  We’re totally blessed.  Thank you Quintin Co., and thank you Todd for being our big brother!

some words from QuintinCo:

“With the same clean lines you have come to expect from the Quintin brand. They are back with their Summer 2013 collection featuring bucket hats, button up’s, shorts and t’s. Pay attention to this brand in the future as we feel that their is a lot more up their sleeves. The line is now available at their online store as well as at Quintin stockists world wide.”


more pics after the jump Read More

Vans – New Vans Releases (OTWS Top Picks!)

Here’s a few new items from Vans that caught our eye, and perhaps you feel the same as well.  Just a few random pieces, and shoes that we think you’d enjoy.  Don’t forget that each item is available for purchase by clicking on the picture.  Support OTWS and what we do, by purchasing from us!

 more items after the jump Read More

Vans x Coarse Toys – Sk8-Hi Chair (Available on eBay)


We’ve all came across pics of these chairs online, at some time or another, but most may not know what they are, or how to get them.  Originally released in 2006, by Coarse Toys of Germany, which is now based in Hong Kong, this chair models the Sk8-Hi they used on their Pain edition of their popular Flake character.  Well, a seller from Germany has posted one up for sale, and from the pics, he may be sitting on a few of them.  Here’s the kicker…they’re listed at $2500 obo + $150 shipping.  You’ve got to be either a super die-hard Vans fanatic, or a fan with a little bit of extra money to spare.  I’d love to own one of these, but at least someone will have a chance to own it.  I just wanted to share the pics with you, and document one of the cool, rare Vans related items in the world.

Check out the auction here.

tons more pics after the jump Read More

Vans Japan x Stitch x Fire-King Heritage – Vintage Reproduction Stacking Mugs


Stitch lifestyle store and glassware brand Fire-King Heritage, have teamed up with Vans to create these awesome stackable mugs.  Popular in the 1940s in America, the brand is now produced in Japan, catering to the vintage collector market, under the “Heritage” label.  Known for their everyday use, the durability and quality of their dishes and mugs make them highly collectable, and these are every bit as identical as the originals, except for their country of origin, which is now Japan.  Stitch decided to go with the vintage Vans skate logos from older 60s and 70s shoe boxes, which make for an awesome overall retro theme, and if you have friends in Japan, or know how to read their Rakuten store, then you can place pre-orders for these until Friday.  Order me one, if you can!  I’ll pay you for your services, lol!

info via FreshnessMag

tons more pics after the jump Read More

Burgundy OTWS “Bones” Snapback QUICKSTRIKE! (ready to ship today at 12 noon PDT!)


Releasing as a surprise QUICKSTRIKE, the new OTWS “Bones” Snapback will be offered in a burgundy colorway as well, that we do have in stock, and is ready for shipment.  This one is limited to 24 pieces.  12 will be released today, and 12 more in the future sometime.  Don’t sleep, because once they’re gone, they’re gone!


more pics after the jump Read More