Vault by Vans x END. – “Nordic Wool” OG Old Skool LX (11.24.17) #ENDClothing

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Here’s something entirely fresh and new.  END. Clothing has teamed up with Vault by Vans, to bring this cozy Winter-themed OG Old Skool LX to us.  Available in a Black or Marshmallow knit pattern, sitting on top of a turtledove mid-sole, and featuring premium leather panels throughout the shoe.  To get a better idea of the thought and inspiration behind this release, here’s a little excerpt from END.:

“As winter draws closer and we look to rejuvenate, it’s time to master the art of home hibernation. Now the slate-grey skies and notoriously bleak weather has arrived, overindulge in comfort and hunker down using the art of Hygge; a calm togetherness and celebration of life’s simple pleasures. This END. x Vault by Vans OG Old Skool ‘Nordic Wool’ merges sustainability, fashion and the Danish way of living into a shoe that works well on the sidewalk and skateboard.

Evolving the classic with turtle dove woollen uppers and a natural leather sidestripe, marshmallow hues and a gum rubber outsole round off the hyggelig atmosphere, like mallows roasting over a crackling log fire.

Taking Hygge into the great outdoors, embark on long walks with cosy serenity at your feet.”

END. is holding an online raffle system for a chance to purchase either colorway, that runs until 11.24.17 1:00 BST.  All winners are chosen randomly, and will be notified within 3 hrs. of the draw finishing.

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Vault by Vans x Ace Hotel – Old Skool LX (Available Now for Pre-order)

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Vault by Vans has teamed up with Ace Hotel, to bring to you these exclusive Old Skools, featuring black hairy suede, olive drab canvas, with a deleted jazz stripe.  The shoe also features a message on the sidewall that says “The world is as you are”.  Clean, simple, and limited.  There’s also a custom box designed specifically for this release, which always adds a nice finishing touch to a special project or collab.  You can pre-order these now on Ace’s webshop for $95, and they ship Dec. 8th.

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Vault x Bodega – “Sub Rosa” Old Skool LX & Mid Skool LX (11.4.17) @bdgastore

Words via Bodega:

“There’s a Vans for every occasion, and every customer, so why should that exclude the expression of desire? We get it though; having a bunch of uptight types bring the hammer of “public decency” down on you can really kill the mood. That’s where the Sub Rosa pack comes in.

Latin for “under the rose”, sub rosa is an age-old phrase denoting discretion and secrecy, the Sub Rosa pack is all about erotic entertainment amongst enthusiastically consenting adults in a high class, safe and comfortable atmosphere.

Featuring a romantic rose motif, incorporated into the classic skate designs of the Old Skool and Mid Skool , the Sub Rosa design is a discreet, tasteful way to let your partner know that you are adventurous and up for anything, while also being sensitive and aware of their needs.

Now that you’ve got the right footwear, take those first steps into the garden of desire. There’s no need to be shy about it. We won’t tell anyone. Everything stays right here underneath the roses.

The Bodega x Vans Vault ‘Sub Rosa’ pack releases Saturday, November 4th at Bodega, bdgastore.com, and ComplexCON. Each pair comes packaged in a custom branded box, with a complimentary calendar and rose – retail is set at $90 for the Old Skool and $100 for the Mid Skool.”

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Vault x Opening Ceremony – Patent Leather Classic Slip-On LX (10.6.17)

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Opening Ceremony is back at it again, with their tonal Vault by Vans collabs.  This time, they switched it up a bit and went with a patent leather upper instead of their usual full-grain premium leather.  The pack will come in 5 colorways, black, white, orange, lemon, and lime.  You can either go classy, or flashy with this pack.  The pack is set to release this Friday, the 6th, and retail is rumored to be set at $100.

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Vault by Vans x Aries – OG Sk8-Hi LX & OG Slip-On LX (Available Now!)

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Words via Hypebeast:

“Vault by Vans linked up with London-based label Aries — the brainchild of Palace-affiliate Fergus Purcell and Sofia Pantera — on a colorful graphic capsule. Taking on the classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi silhouettes, every sneaker in the pack features a cartoon tiger motif that has previously appeared on patches and tees from the brand.

While the Sk8-Hi silhouette is available in either all black with a yellow side stripe or a monochromatic black and white version, the Slip-Ons are far more colorful. The sneaker comes in either a red upper with black trim or white upper with a red trim — both of which feature a green heel patch. All of the sneakers in the capsule feature the words “ARIES ARISE” around the midsole.”

The sneakers are available now, exclusively from the Aries web store, with the Slip-On’s priced at £100 GBP (approx. $135 USD) and the Sk8-Hi’s priced at £130 GBP (approx. $175 USD).

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Vault by Vans x Opening Ceremony – Paisley OG Authentic LX (Available Now!)

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Opening Ceremony’s latest Vault by Vans collaboration comes by way of this paisley pack, featuring two black colorways of an OG Authentic LX, with intricate shiny paisley swirl patterns.  One is Tango Red, and the other is Calliste Green.  Both feature black soles, lace eyelets and laces, which is a nice change up from their normal bright tonal leather releases.  Both are exclusive to Opening Ceremony, and retail for $85 respectively.

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Vault by Vans x Opening Ceremony – Satin Pack Old Skool LX (8.11.17)

Words via Hypebeast:

“Vans and Opening Ceremony flaunt a relationship that dates back years, with each adding an unparalleled expertise to the collaborative dynamic. The duo, over the years, have done well to reinterpret several of the footwear giant’s key silhouettes, including bold colorway iterations, unique textile applications, employing cultural cues, in addition to others. Keeping the joint narrative alive and well, the pair have chosen to reimagine Vans’ classic Old Skool silhouette by wrapping the model in luxe satin. Offered in a myriad of cool colorway combinations, the uppers take on the luxurious textile, while the brand’s signature stripe hits the side area in a pop of tonal contrast.”

The Vans for Opening Ceremony Satin Pack will retail for $100 USD each, and can be found exclusively at Opening Ceremony stores and its online shop starting August 11.

Vault by Vans x DQM The General – New York Yankees Sk8-Hi Reissue LX ‘101’ (8.12.17)

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Words via DQM:

“This Summer, The General is proud to announce the exclusive release of its footwear collaboration with New York’s own, one of the most successful sports franchises in the world, the New York Yankees. The collection reintroduces The General’s exclusive ‘101’ style, an updated Sk8-Hi Reissue LX with a removable nylon ankle strap. Constructed in premium full grain leather including a full grain leather side stripe, the shoes borrow elements from the beloved, classic uniform: the Yankees navy pinstripe printed on a white pigskin leather sock liner, the official Yankees logo printed on the ankle strap and a metal Yankees logo lace jewel. The shoes feature green cotton terry cloth backing at the tongue with MLB and The General labeling, printed The General logo on the foot bed, and a gum waffle outsole.”

Produced exclusively for The General store in New York, the MLB Yankees Sk8-Hi Reissue LX ‘101’ is available in white and navy in men’s and women’s sizes and will release this Saturday, 12th August at The General.

Photographed by Jonathan Mehring at Yankees Stadium in the Bronx, New York City.

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Vault By Vans x Proper – Tatanka Collection (Old Skool, Slip-On, and Sk8-Hi LX) (8.12.17) @properlbc #properlbc

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THIS FALL, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RETAILER PROPER COLLABORATES WITH VAULT BY VANS TO CREATE THREE DELUXE VERSIONS OF VANS’ ICONIC FOOTWEAR SILHOUETTES, INCLUDING THE SLIP-ON LX, OLD SKOOL LX, AND SK8-HI LX.  THE TATANKA COLLECTION FEATURES UPPERS CONSTRUCTED FROM HORWEEN AMERICAN BUFFALO LEATHER. BUFFALO LEATHER WAS SELECTED FOR ITS DISTINCT NATURAL GRAIN THAT GETS BETTER WITH AGE AND WEAR. STRONGER THAN TRADITIONAL COWHIDE, AMERICAN BUFFALO LEATHER IS UNEQUALED IN ITS SOFTNESS, STRENGTH, AND DURABILITY. THE USE OF NATURAL HIDES ENSURES THAT NO TWO PAIRS WILL BE THE SAME, COMPLETELY UNIQUE FROM PAIR TO PAIR, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, AND PANEL TO PANEL.

ALL THREE SILHOUETTES FEATURE SUBTLE CHANGES FROM THEIR PRODUCTION NAMESAKES INCLUDING PERFORATED JAZZ STRIPES, DEBOSSED CO BRANDED LEATHER TONGUE LABELS, HEAVYWEIGHT COTTON LACES, CO-BRANDED PIGSKIN LINED ULTRACUSH HD DROP-IN FOOTBEDS, FULL PIGSKIN LININGS, FULLY SIPED CLASSIC GUM OUTSOLES, RAW EDGE TONGUE CONSTRUCTION, EMBOSSED OFF THE WALL HEEL TABS, AND HIGH GLOSS FOXING TAPE FINISH.

EACH PAIR COMES DELIVERED IN A C0-BRANDED 10oz CANVAS TOTE BAG, WITH CUSTOM PACKAGING. THE TATANKA COLLECTION LAUNCHES ON AUGUST 12, 2017 EXCLUSIVELY AT PROPER AND ONLINE AT PROPERLBC.COM, PRICES RANGE FROM $120.00 TO $160.00.

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Vault by Vans x ALYX (aye-leeks) – Footwear Collection (7.29.17)

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This summer, Vault by Vans collaborates with premium fashion label, ALYX, to create a harmonious blend of high and low style with an 11-piece footwear collection. Designed by ALYX creative director Matthew Williams, the Vault by Vans x ALYX collection features deluxe versions of iconic Vans silhouettes that haven’t been released in over two decades. William’s inspiring California roots connect the ALYX brand with Vans’ skate heritage, taking his youth culture inspired designs and adding elements of luxury for this special collaboration.

“For this Vans release, we really focused on the history of Vans and referenced past silhouettes that have since been retired. It was an incredible experience to go through the past archives and reintroduce these styles with our own ALYX details,” Williams said.

ALYX is Williams’ first solo project after exploring a multitude of creative pursuits, including art direction, clothing design, video direction and photography. Although Williams takes pride in helping craft visual identities within the fashion and entertainment industries, ALYX is a passion project that serves as an extension of his own personal interests and influences. Williams lives in New York City but has deep history in Venice Beach and has since embraced strong ties to skate culture and the Southern California lifestyle.

This July, the Vault by Vans x ALYX collection highlights a distinct color palette that reflects Vans’ design heritage matched to the ALYX palette. The assortment introduces the OG Style 138 LX in black, white and red iterations, the Authentic (Convertible) 43 LX with a unique lacing system and collapsible heel, and the OG Style 29 LX featuring black, white and pink versions, all boasting a luxe metal detailing.

The Vault by Vans x ALYX collection retails from $120 to $195 USD and launches globally on July 29, 2017 at select Vault accounts. Learn more about this special project at Vans.com/vault.

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