Vans Skate x Pyramid Country – Half Cab Pro (9.23.17)

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Words via Vans:
“Vans Pro Skate presents a special, limited-release glow-in-the-dark Half Cab Pro inspired by Arizona-based skateboarding collective, Pyramid Country. Spawned from the psychedelic Sonoran Desert in the summer of 2012 by a group of working class outcasts, Pyramid Country’s creative skate video direction is a true extension of the brand’s persona and unique desert surroundings.

Paying homage to the vibrant glow that is the Arizona skateboarding scene, the new Vans Pro Skate Half Cab Pro by Pyramid Country highlights a rich crepe gum foxing and outsole that entirely glows in the dark. The Half Cab Pro is equipped with Vans’ proven UltraCush HD sockliners for superior cushioning and boardfeel, Duracap reinforced uppers for enhanced durability, and Vans’ original waffle sole for the most reliable grip in the industry. As a fitting ode to the iconic skate shoe, the Half Cab model also celebrates its 25 year on shelves this fall.”

Available at select Vans Pro Skate retailers worldwide this Saturday, September 23, the new Vans Half Cab Pro by Pyramid Country features:

Pig suede, Leather and mesh upper materials
Custom embossed Pyramid Country tetrahedron detail
Vans Ultracush HD footbeds w/ custom Pyramid Country artwork

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Vans Skate – Half Cab Pro “25th Anniversary” (Available Now!)

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Words via Vans:

“This fall, the world’s most iconic signature skateboarding shoe, the Vans Half Cab, celebrates 25 years of legendary skateboarding heritage. Originally released in 1992, the Half Cab represents an era of true design innovation. Constructed by street skaters in the early 90s by cutting the collar off the original Vans Caballero pro model and spawning the “lighter, better, faster” version of its predecessor, the iconic signature shoe for Steve Caballero has stood the test of time as a Vans Pro Skate favorite. The Half Cab has indisputably revolutionized performance skate progression, and still to this day, represents the leading-edge modifications in skateboarding footwear for which Vans has come to be known.

An icon in his own right with more than 45 years of influential skateboarding under his belt, from his tenure as part of the original Bones Brigade crew to his decades-long career as a pioneer of skateboarding from vert and park, to street and bowl, Vans honors legend Steve Caballero with the release of two exclusive Half Cab colorways in the token silver anniversary hue and classic black.

Highlighting premium pig suede uppers, metallic silver details, and a tonal embroidered “XXV” on the back heel for a commemorative touch, the 25th Anniversary Vans Half Cab is equipped with Vans Pro Skate’s signature Pro Classics performance innovation, featuring supportive ULTRACUSH HD sockliners for resilient cushioning and advanced comfort, and DURACAP reinforced underlays in high abrasion areas for premium durability and consistent fit.”

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Vans Skate x Thrasher – Collection (7.29.17)

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Words via Hypebeast:

“After images leaked earlier this year, official confirmation of Vans‘s collaboration with the iconic skateboarding bible Thrasher Magazine has now arrived. The capsule collection includes both apparel and footwear, with Thrasher’s iconic flames logo featuring prominently, as well as a reference to Vans’s legendary skater John Cardiel and his 1992 “Skater of the Year” award.

The collection sees some of Vans’s most recognizable silhouettes given a rework, including the Sk8-Hi Pros and Slip-On Pros as well as the all-new UltraRange Pro that made its debut recently. For the apparel offering, the two skating giants have teamed up on everything from staples such as T-shirts and hoodies, to wide-leg chinos and even a M65 military jacket.

Take a look at the collection above, as it will be available from the Vans webstore on July 29 with prices ranging from $39 USD to $99 USD for apparel, and $99 USD to $169 USD for footwear.”

Check out the apparel pics over on Hypebeast.

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Vans – UltraRange (Now Available!)

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Via Vans:

Vans embarks on a journey to adventure with the worldwide release of the UltraRange campaign on Saturday, July 15. Marking a major milestone in Vans’ footwear design history, the UltraRange leads the path forward for innovation, emphasizing the brand’s expanded vision to create a versatile footwear model that provides advanced comfort, lightweight traction, and superior mobility combined with Vans’ timeless style.

Living out of a suitcase on multiple expeditions a year, Vans pro surfer Pat Gudauskas finds endless inspiration traveling around the world in search of the perfect surf. With his collaborative insight, Vans ventured to create a new silhouette that offered maximum versatility across diverse landscapes and lifestyles. “What if we created something that brings the look of Vans together with the functionality needed for different terrains—city streets, boardwalks, mountain paths,” Pat expressed. “…Bring the element of comfortable, hearty and functional all in one shoe—it would have comfort and utility, but look like Vans no matter where you are.”

“Design and functional product feedback from our athletes has been critical to the evolution of Vans product development ever since Tony Alva asked for a shoe with additional padding to help him progress his skateboarding technique,” said Dave Solomon, Vans VP of Global Product, Footwear. “As Vans continues to grow, it’s essential that we continue to engage with the people that live our brand ethos and extend our products through innovative technology while maintaining Vans’ classic design to enable their daily pursuits.”

With a modern shape and new co-molded midsole, the UltraRange unveils Vans’ next generation of footwear technology, while paying homage to its rich history with the iconic Vans Sidestripe. The slim-profile, low-top design blends premium materials, breathable textiles, and a responsive sock-fit construction, empowering your adventure from the ground up.

UltraRange Features

  • Vans’ first-ever co-molded midsole merging UltraCush™ Lite foam cushioning with rubber inspired by Vans’ original waffle outsole for elevated comfort and versatility
  • LuxLiner™ internal sock-fit construction for seamless comfort
  • Vans’ reverse waffle lug offering superior grip and traction
  • Breathable, lightweight mesh upper for increased airflow and enhanced flex
  • Rapidweld stitchless construction for increased flexibility in high-abrasion areas while reducing pressure points on the foot

The Vans UltraRange embraces a life of exploration, enabling creative pursuits from all corners of the globe to inspire you to get there—new cities, new spots, new unknowns. Visit Vans.com/Ultrarange to learn more.

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Vans x Alltimers – Old Skool Sport Pro (6.24.17)

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Words via Vans:

This summer, two influential brands in skateboarding, Vans and Alltimers, come together to debut the latest evolution of the Old Skool, to introduce the all-new Old Skool Sport Pro. The highly-anticipated Vans Pro Skate collaboration honors Vans and Alltimers’ light-hearted and irreverent brand personas, taking the skateboarding staple into the VIP Lounge with an all mesh execution, accented with cotton webbing and reflective binding.

Immortalized in skateboarding culture as a truly unconventional and not-so-serious luxury skate brand, Alltimers launched in 2013 with a collection of uniquely-shaped skateboards, premium apparel and accessories. Inspired by pop culture iconography, Alltimers’ design philosophy mixes high and low, achieving their own signature look and feel, amplified by their eccentric and often humorous marketing approach.

For their Vans capsule, Alltimers created an out of this world narrative, where aliens have taken over the planet. With the survival of mankind in their hands, Alltimers present a space-age Vans Old Skool Sport Pro design, with direct influence taken from aliens with giant lasers attacking the masses.
Available at select Vans Pro Skate retailers worldwide and Alltimers on Saturday, June 24, the new Vans Old Skool Sport Pro capsule by Alltimers features:

Full mesh uppers
Full mesh linings
Lateral Duracap underlays for durability
Custom ghillie lacing system sandwiched between the mesh
Custom Webbing Tongue and heel pulls
Reflective binding detail
Vans Ultracush HD footbeds w/ custom artwork

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Vans x Supreme – 666 Slip-On Pro (6.15.17)

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This is kind of a weird one.  We’ve seen pairs of this Supreme Slip-On with the 666 graphic pop up on eBay a few times over the past few months, but no official info has been released by Supreme, at least not in the traditional sense, until today via their Instagram account.  This confirms that the release is official, and set to drop tomorrow in 3 colorways, Black, Checkerboard, and Blue, featuring the 666 “STP” graphic that has been seen on a myriad of Supreme product this season.  Are you in, or out with these?

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Vans Skate – UltraRange Pro (6.17.17)

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This revolutionary performance skate shoe is designed to enhance the fundamental union of skate cushioning and grip with the introduction of a unique co-molded bottom unit, combining Vans’ trusted UltraCush™ Lite foam with Vans’ original waffle outsole.

With decades of design heritage and more than 40 years of critical feedback from Vans’ legendary professional skateboarding team, the Vans UltraRange Pro’s versatile build pushes the boundaries of skate progression to provide uncompromising functionality with creative innovation. The UltraRange Pro also utilizes a brand-new internal sock-fit construction, providing a breathable, responsive and snug fit, along with ventilated tongue, collar and quarter panels for increased airflow.

FEATURE BENEFITS

A lightweight and durable co-molded outsole merging UltraCush™ Lite and Vans’ original rubber waffle tread for unparalleled cushioning and grip.
Seamless LuxLiner™ internal sock-fit construction for a breathable, snug fit.
Molded Duracap™ reinforced pig suede uppers in high-abrasion areas for added durability.
Breathable tongue, collar and quarter panel vents for increased air flow.

The Vans UltraRange Pro is available Saturday, June 17 at Vans Pro Skate retailers worldwide. Visit Vans.com/ultrarangepro to learn more.

With forthcoming releases to be announced throughout the year, Vans’ innovative UltraRange footwear line embraces a life of exploration, enabling creative pursuits from all corners of the globe to inspire you to get there—new cities, new spots, new unknowns.

#UltraRangePro

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Vans x Trap Skateboards – “Save The Wilhelmsburg Banks” Half Cab Pro (6.1.17)

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For the 25th anniversary of the Half Cab, Vans has partnered up with Trap Skateboards to create a unique shoe to help save the Wilhelmsburg Banks skatepark.  The shoe features design influenced by the famous mosaic tiled quarter pipe wall at Wilhelmsburg Banks, contrasting against deep burnt sienna suede.  The shoe features all the usual Pro features we’re accustomed to.

Strictly Waffles mentions the significance of this release:

“Wilhelmsburg Banks is one of the most famous skate spots in all of Germany. The beautiful terracotta tiling and Hamburg setting makes for one of the more memorable skate sessions you can have in Europe. Unfortunately, the park is in danger of being closed and demolished forever. There is a movement to stop this from happening. If you would like more info on how to get involved, head over to Save Wilhelmsburg Banks on Instagram.”

The Trap Skateboards x Save the Wilhelmsburg Banks Half Cab Pro releases today in Los Angeles, at Supreme, and will release in Europe on Saturday June 10th.  The shoe is limited to 200 pairs globally, so don’t sleep if you want these!

info via Strictly Waffles

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Vans Skate x Defcon – Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro (5.27.17) #defcon

 

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While DEFCON origins remain classified, the projects stamped with their namesake speak volumes. Vans reunites with the stealth collective this spring to resurrect the Vans Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro, engineered with three new Multicam® patterns, Arid™, Tropic™, and Black™, specifically designed to reduce the visual and near-Infrared signature of a person in three distinct environments. As an ode to past projects, the Vans DEFCON Multicam® capsule comes full circle, completing the footwear outfit with new apparel fabrics originally developed for the US Army and tactical law enforcement.
DEFCON has evolved into a multifaceted study group responsible for the marketing and development of some of the leading brands in the tactical and streetwear worlds. Through both natural curiosity and fascination turned obsession, DEFCON has perfected their craft in media modifications, establishing their repute as a standalone brand.

The Vans Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro by DEFCON features:

Premium Waterproof and Flame Retardant Wolverine Pig Suede®
Water-Resistant treatment on uppers
Multicam® Nylon textiles
Dri-Lex™ moisture management linings throughout
Gusseted tongue
Military detailing from DEFCON identity to BDU specs
Vans Ultracush HD footbeds w/ custom artwork
Hesh Goat embossed heel stamp
Durable reverse lug outsole and knurled texture foxing tape

The Vans by DEFCON limited-edition footwear and apparel capsule is available worldwide on May 27 at select Vans Pro Skate dealers.

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Vans x Concepts – “Jamaica” Old Skool Pro (4.20.17)

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Info via Concepts:

“Concepts joins Vans for an exclusive trio of collaborative Old Skool colorways. Concepts’ take on the classic skate shoe is inspired by a Vintage Jamaican print, featured prominently in the canvas paneling. The pack, which consists of a Green, Off-White, and a special friends and family Orange offering, each have premium suede and a padded tongue, along with the signature Vans waffle outsole. Retail $85, the Concepts x Vans “Jamaica” will be sold in-store Thursday, 4.20.17, followed by an online release at 12pm eastern on Friday, 4.21.17 on cncpts.com

A limited number of the friends and family Orange Suede Old Skool will be sold at Concepts NYC and Cambridge on 4.20.17 first come first serve.”

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