Vans – “Made For The Makers” Pack (Available Now @silostore) #silostore

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The Made for the Makers collection is designed for the cooks, dish washers, sign painters, tattoo artist, barbers, and everyone in between who spend their days in hardworking environments. With vulcanized lugged “non-slip” outsoles, 8 oz Vansguard canvas and suede uppers to repel liquids and dirt, and contoured drop-in UltraCush sockliners for long-lasting comfort.  You asked for the restaurant shoe, and now you have it!  The pack is available in all four of the classics we know and love:  Sk8-Hi, Old Skool, Authentic, and Slip-On.

Cop your pair from our friends at Silo!

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Vault by Vans – Italian Leather Old Skool LX (Now Available!)

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Check out the latest Vault by Vans release to start hitting shelves.  The premium line from Vans has introduced this Italian Leather pack, featuring 3 Old Skool LX’s, in 3 bold colorways: Arctic, Cielo, and Mango.  The Mango pair is the one that people seem to be talking about the most, and rightfully so with that bold orange color.  Each pair sits atop an all-white sole, with contrast white jazz stripes and laces.  Look for these to start showing up at your local Vault dealer soon, for approx. $120.

info via Hypebeast

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Vans China x SANKUANZ – Year of the Dog Pack (Jan. 2018)

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Vans China has teamed up with SANKUANZ, to create the annual Vans Chinese zodiac calendar tribute shoe, this year being the year of the dog.  They chose to go with the Style 36, Era, and Slip-On, in Red, Black, and White, in a mixture of suede, tumbled leather, and canvas, depending on the model.  Each pair features a “DO NOT PET ME I AM AGGRESSIVE” message running the entire foxing stripe around the shoe, except the black pair, which gives these a nice custom touch.  Each pair is finished off nicely with a REBEL TEETH  logo on the heel of the footbed.

Pairs will be available starting January 12th.

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Vault by Vans x Blends – Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX Pony Hair Bones (1.6.18) @blendsus #blendsvans


Blends, teams up with Vans Vault once again to release a special “Pony hair” rendition of the original “Bone Jazz-Stripe” Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX. The duo maintain the color palette of the very first Vans Vault x Blends project which features supple premium Black cowhide leather uppers accented with natural-colored Pony Hair details on the tongue lining and the Bone Jazz Stripe that sits atop a solid All-White sole unit with a Black Waffle outsole. The shoes will be available Saturday, January 6th, exclusively through Blends’ six store locations as well as their webstore www.blendsus.com.

Pricing hasn’t been set just yet, but past Sk8-Hi Bones releases have been in the $160 range, but not like it matters, cause #blendsvans!  If this is to be the last Bones Vans to come out of Blends (as rumors have floated around), then why not go out with an ode to a super dope and original idea, paying homage to what we call the “OG Blends” with the black leather and white bones jazz stripe.  These will surely be hyped, limited, and gone instantly.  Good luck!

Photography: Jayson Palacio | @jaysonxpalacio
Videography: Lucas Chemotti | @lucaschemotti
 
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LBIFBACK Shoe Review: Vans Vault x Taka Hayashi “Horween” TH OG Sk8-Mid LX (Bison/Natural)

Another great and informative video review by the homie akamedaniel, aka LBIFBACK.  No frills.  No fuccboi shit “all up in the video”.  The way we like to see a video review done!

Vans Classics – Slip-On Sherpa Fleece Checkerboard (Available Now!)

Words via Hypebeast:

“With the holiday season almost upon us, Vans recently gave its classic Checkerboard Slip-On a sherpa fleece makeover. In preparation for the frigid temperatures ahead, this time around the popular slip-on’s upper ditches its usual canvas opting for a plush insulating sherpa fleece construction. Expressing the signature checkerboard pattern, the warm fleece is also found on the interior lining of the shoe accented by premium leather panels.”

Click on the pic above to see the entire Sherpa pack, and to purchase from Vans!

Vault by Vans x Taka Hayashi – Horween Sk8-Mid LX & Old Skool LX (Holiday 2017)

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Taka Hayashi’s next collection from Vault by Vans is due out anytime now, and a few shops have already started receiving pairs.  This time around, Taka took on the Old Skool LX and Sk8-Mid LX, doing them up in Horween pebbled leather.  I want to say these are buffalo leathers, since the look and texture of them is similar to the Proper collab.  The Old Skool comes in a simple black colorway with light tan jazz stripes, and the Sk8-Mid comes in a two-tone brown and black, and is constructed in the vintage Made In USA silhouette that the Our Legacys also chose.  Both pairs feature a new “rising sun” Taka Hayashi  tongue label, and the Taka license plate heel tabs that we’re used to.  The pack is really nice, and is available now or very soon at your local Vault dealer.

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Vans x X-Girl x MadeMe – Wally (12.15.17)

Words via Hypebeast:
Vans has come together with womenswear labels MadeMe and X-Girl. Working together on a limited-edition collection of footwear and apparel, the capsule pays homage to Vans’ storied skateboarding heritage and an inspiration that the trio all share. Amongst the selection, which also features a long-sleeve T-shirt with statement dual branding, the notable appearance of the Vans ‘Wally’ silhouette marks the shoe’s first re-issue since its mid-90s release. The collaborative capsule emphasizes the three brands’ female-first ethos, explained succinctly here by MadeMe designer Erin Magee, “I hope to see more women’s ‘street’ brands owned by women be a presence and respected in the scene.”

The exclusive MadeMe x X-Girl x Vans collection drops December 15, available at Opening Ceremony in the U.S., X-Girl and XLARGE stores in Japan, Worksout in Korea, as well as Yoho and Vans.com.cn in China.

Vans x Opening Ceremony – “Plaid Pack” Lampin (Available Now!)

Opening Ceremony teams up with Vans for an exclusive, limited-edition series called the Plaid Pack. Reminiscent of punk and collegiate style, the collection features Vans’ Lampin, a retro ’90s skate style, printed from the canvas uppers to the rubber outsoles in the collaboration’s green and red plaid motif.

UTP Review: Vault by Vans x END Clothing – “Nordic Wool” OG Old Skool LX

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It’s been ages since I’ve been able to sit down and write up a personal review on a sneaker release, but you’ve caught me on a good week and I’m in the mood to do one, so here goes!

Today we are reviewing END Clothing’s first official Vault by Vans collab, as far as I know.  I’ve been sharing Vans collabs for many years and I don’t have anything documented, and THE Google doesn’t find anything either!  With that being said, we are seeing the results of a brand that knows things.  END has been a Vault dealer for a long time, and they have to have a pretty good finger on the pulse of what Vans enthusiasts want, as well as what their clientele want.  They’ve managed to create something that’s unique, timeless, and high fashion without adding any gimmicks or trends.  Unique, because of the material and patterns used.  Timeless, because of the simple black and marshmallow colorways chosen, and high fashion because of the premium soft supple leather that was chosen for each shoe.  Not to mention, the packaging.  Each raffle-drawn winner received their pair in a custom velveteen wrapped box, with the custom knitted V print and END Clothing logo front and center.  Another unique aspect of the release.  One of my favorite subtle features, is the white contrasting foxing stripe, set in between the marshmallow sidewall foxing.  There is also minimal END branding on the footbed, just to let you know whose collab this is.  Each pair comes with a set of wide flat nylon laces, as well as a set of nylon paracord laces.  Either one is fine with me.

I’d like to say that this release kind of just showed up out of nowhere.  No big hype behind it, but END released both pairs through their online raffle system, and they sold out!  Congratulations on that one!  These are one of those pairs that you don’t really give it a thought, until you either see some up close detailed shots of the material and true colors, or you see them on somebody’s feet.  Either way, you’ll have to wait to find your pair through the grubby little hands of a reseller now.  I’d like to thank Simon at END, and Nick at Vans UK for the always appreciated support!

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