Vault x Our Legacy – Collection (2.25.17)

TumblrReddit

our-legacy-vans-vault-1

Vault by Vans teams up with Our Legacy out of Sweden, to bring this overwhelmingly robust collection, full of very high quality pieces.  If you’re like me, and have never heard of Our Legacy, then Vans has been kind enough to interview co-owner Jockum Hallin about his brand and his style influence.  After reading the short article, I really respect his approach to what he produces.  With a focus on fabric, color choices, and dyeing techniques, and not over designing things, they’re able to let the fabrics and silhouettes do the talking.  That’s exactly what you are getting with this pack.  Vans approached them to do a small project, but they came back with a much larger idea, and after a little bit of compromise, they ended up with a mere 10 shoes, a bunch of tees, a hoodie, and a coaches jacket.  Needless to say, this is a big one.

Our Legacy holds themselves to a high standard, and it shows in the attention to details of this collection.  They chose their favorite models, the Authentic Pro LX, Old Skool Pro 92 LX, Half Cab Pro 92 LX, and a Sk8-Mid Pro 91 LX.  It’s worth noting that we haven’t seen a Pro LX model yet, so this is a cool first.  Each pair consists of a high quality army nylon, hairy suede, or a mixture of both.  The Half Cab appears to be the band leader with it’s bright orange hairy suede, but the low-key winner is the Sk8-Mid with it’s single-stitch collar, for that true vintage vibe.  That’s the one.

To really understand this pack, you just have to read the Vans interview, but enjoy the pics after the jump!

Read More

Vans Vault x Opening Ceremony – Passion Pack (Feb. 2017)

TumblrReddit

YlwOS1

Opening Ceremony has just came out with their latest round of tonal Vans Vault leather shoes, which are sort of becoming their staple.  This time around we get two OG Sk8-Hi LX’s, three OG Old Skool LX’s, and a new OG Style 23 LX aka Prison Issue.  We see some new colorways for this pack, all bright and vivid colors, like Jester Red, Sulphur, Orchid Bouquet, and White.  One color throughout.  From the laces, to the waffle sole.  That might be for you, or it might not, but one thing’s for sure, these do look beautiful!  Cop a pair now from Opening Ceremony’s webstore, ranging in price from $110-$120.

PinkSk8-Hi1

more pics after the jump

Read More

Vans Vault – OG Authentic LX & OG Sk8-Hi LX (Spring 2017)

TumblrReddit

We finally get a look at the next round of Vans Vault OG’s.  These are always a winner in our book.  Colors and shape are vintage-esque, and the price points are exactly where we like them.  For Spring ’17, we see the OG Authentic LX return in 3 colorways: Olive, Cumin, and Storm Blue, while the OG Sk8-Hi LX appears in: Ghost Grey, Antelope, and Blue Nights.  These are already starting to pop up at a few Vault dealers like Hot Rod, but should be everywhere Vaults are sold, soon.

pic via Strictly Waffles

Vault x Undercover – OG Old Skool LX & OG Era LX (2.4.17)

TumblrReddit

undercover-vans-2017-collaboration-368-02

Words via Hypebeast:

“It’s been several months since there were any updates regarding UNDERCOVER‘s collaboration with Vault by Vans. Fortunately for Jun Takahashi fans the full offering of footwear has finally been unveiled. For Spring 2017 the Japanese label has reworked both the OG Era LX and the OG Old Skool LX silhouettes, the latter of which is arguably the stand out silhouette. Arriving in two colorways of grey and bordeaux, the classic low-top boasts tonal color treatments and an all-over floral pattern, an ever-present theme in Takahashi’s past collections. The Era on the other hand features a relatively simple text-focused design along the toe box reading “Take me in time, time to the music, Take me away to the twilight zone,” which refers to the English rock band Temple’s 2014 single “Shelter Song.” This model is available in colorways of white (not pictured above), black and red. Retailing between $130 USD and $150 USD, you can purchase the UNDERCOVER x Vault by Vans collection at select accounts starting February 4”.

more pics after the jump

Read More

Vans Vault – “Sting Ray” OG Authentic LX (Available @blendscm)

TumblrReddit

Words via Blends:

“Vault by Vans taps into a more exotic approach with this special two-piece collection dubbed the “Sting Ray” collection. Dressed in genuine Sting Ray leather uppers, a leather that is well known for its luxurious pebbled texture that glistens beautifully. The upper material is also extremely durable and often used for accessories such as wallets, belts, and bags. The uppers sit atop an clean Off-White sole unit that hold a red Vans Originals heel tab along with tonal leather branding tabs on the upper and waxed laces to boot.”

These are limited to 250 pairs world-wide per colorway, and as for Blends’ allocation, only the Costa Mesa location will be selling them.  Call them for more details.  Info can be found on their Instagram acct. @blendscm

more pics after the jump

Read More

Vault x DSM x Braindead – Sk8-Hi Reissue LX (1.14.17)

TumblrReddit

kyle-ng-brain-dead-dsm-vans-sk8-hi-1

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back into the swing of things, and Vault is kicking things off in a big way, with Dover Street Market and this past year’s most popular brand Brain Dead.  They’ve created 3 tonal colored Sk8-Hi’s, covered in a checkered high-density print, featuring a Brain Dead label on the side of the shoe, and a unique foxing with a molded graphic that says “stamp out reality”, which is their way of saying “change the status quo”.  Interesting.  The pair is going to be available in black, white, and forest green, and will release exclusively through DSM.  Don’t sleep if you plan on getting these.  I can’t see them sitting for very long.

pics and info via Hypebeast

more pics after the jump

Read More

Vans Vault x Maiden Noir – Collection (12.17.16)

TumblrReddit

VAN_blue.1_1700_960_80

Vault by Vans and Maiden Noir have teamed up to create a few classic Vans silhouettes, in a nappy suede mock up.  3 models, featuring 3 colorways, with contrasting black laces, while each sits on a black vulcanized sole.  The first up is the OG Sk8-Hi LX in blue.  The next is an OG Half Cab LX in off-white.  The third is the OG Old Skool LX in a teal colorway.  Very fashion forward.  Very edgy.  Very limited.  Likelihood had a release party for the collection last night, but don’t worry!  Here’s where you can get them tomorrow:

The shoes have already released in Japan on the 10th, but will be releasing tomorrow at 6 stores in the USA: Union LA, Likelihood SEA, Blends CM, Blends SD, Opening Ceremony NY, and Need Supply VA.

more pics after the jump

Read More

Vans x Kiroic – YOTR “Year of the Rooster” Pack (12.16.16)

TumblrReddit

Vans_YearofTheRooser2

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.

more pics after the jump

Read More

Vans Vault x Opening Ceremony – VT Mono Pack (Dec. 2016)

TumblrReddit

OldSkool1

It looks like Opening Ceremony is back again with another high end monochromatic themed release.  Constructed in the usual premium leather, with tonal vulcanized rubber outsoles, they switched things up a little this time by adding the VT Prison Issue LX to the lineup.  The VT Sk8-Hi LX and VT Old Skool LX are back again as well, in some rich new colors.  We’ve got Bison, Harvest Pumpkin, Beige, Black, and Chive which is my personal favorite.  Each pair breaks the $100 price point a little bit, but you’re getting a top notch Vans shoe, in a highly limited production run, in some classy colorways.  What more could you ask for?  Get on your grown folk steez for a change!  Purchase them all from Opening Ceremony’s webstore, or stop in to one of their retail locations.

Sk8-Hi1

more pics after the jump

Read More

Vans Vault x Brooks x Taka Hayashi – Capsule Collection (12.3.16)

TumblrReddit

image3

Vans Vault has once again teamed up with English bike saddle maker Brooks, to create this amazing capsule collection, including two shoes, a bike saddle, and a shoulder bag.  This time, they’ve brought on Taka Hayashi to add his stylings to the collection, featuring his intricate laser-etched patterns throughout the premium leather of each piece.  The shoes chosen for this release, are the OG Sk8-Hi LX, and OG Classic Slip-On LX, and are wrapped in a mixture of brown and black tanned leather.  The soles are a tonal white/marshmallow colorway, and feature a few color accents on the waffle gum sole.  Minimal Taka Hayashi branding can be seen on the footbed as well as the tongues.  There’s also a few limited accessories available separately, one being a Brooks Swift saddle, and a Brooks Barbican Shoulder Bag.  Two absolutely stunning pieces.  There’s also a custom drawer box and dustbag to finish the shoes off nicely.  Look for these to drop at your local Vault dealer this coming weekend like Sole Classics in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday December 3rd.  Pricing is $150 for the Sk8-Hi and $120 for the Slip-On.

Pics via Sole Classics

more pics after the jump

Read More