Vans pays tribute to over 50 years of “Off The Wall” design history by releasing the Anaheim Factory pack, a collection of Classic silhouettes that draws inspiration from the original footwear produced in Anaheim, Calif. When Vans opened for business in 1966, a 400 sq. ft. retail store was connected to the front of the production factory, which sold a handful of simple canvas footwear. Today, Vans calls upon those early styling cues to release a modern update to Vans Icons as a part of the ongoing Classics “Not Just One Thing” campaign.
Every design element within the Anaheim Factory pack could be dated back to the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Style numbers are used to signify the original design mold of three footwear models – the Authentic 44, Old Skool 36 and Sk8-Hi 38. Each style utilizes a marshmallow sidewall with a higher profile and is treated with a slight sheen that was present after going through Vans’ early vulcanization process. The entire offering features a heavy 10-oz. canvas and the Sidestripe models showcase a suede toe cap, heel counter and eyestay. All colorways including the racing red, mineral green and light grey could have been found when you visited the original Anaheim Factory store. Vans has equipped each silhouette with a premium UltraCush footliner so you can enjoy a modernized take on one of Vans Classic Icon silhouettes.
The Anaheim Factory pack ranges from $75- $85 USD and is available to shop globally in Vans retail stores and online at Vans.com/Classics 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!
“Off The Hook and Vans are proud to announce the upcoming release of the DELI
EDITION MID SKOOL ‘77 LX . Not only is this shoe inspired by a truly iconic aspect of Montreal, it speaks to
the multicultural and diverse nature of the city that we call home.
Smoked Meat in Montreal
When tourists come to Montreal they’ll seek out a Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich, and with good reason. The
Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich was brought to North America by the Jewish immigrant community in the
early 1900s. It soon spread out from Montreal and made its way south of the border, gaining notoriety along the
way, but has remained emblematic of the city’s cuisine and diverse makeup. The fact that the iconic dish has
become intertwined with Montreal’s identity, after being brought here by immigrants, speaks to the city’s
multiculturalism and its history as a place where immigrants from around the world have come to settle.
The Deli Edition
The Vault by Vans x OTH Deli Edition Mid Skool ‘77 LX was dreamt up as an homage to the Montreal smoked
meat sandwich (which we’re going to go ahead and call the best sandwich of all time). The shoe features a lightly
distressed, rich burgundy leather upper; a premium leather heel counter and toe box in a lighter shade of
burgundy; and, of course, the classic Mid Skool ‘77 back window that showcases Vans branding. The distressed
leather, and different shades of burgundy, harken back to the heart of a smoked meat sandwich – and the classic
“lean, medium, or medium fat” conundrum – with a rye bread-inspired brown leather jazz stripe and gum tab at
the back of the outsole delicately holding everything together.
We’d have been remiss to offer up a Deli Edition without mustard, so each shoe comes outfitted with Vans’ iconic
waffle sole in a deep mustard yellow. Each pair comes with three sets of laces: a mustard yellow, a mayonnaise
white, and a coleslaw green. Finally, the shoes feature limited edition pickle footbeds with Vans OTH branding.
The Vault by Vans x OTH Deli Edition Mid Skool ‘77 LX will be available on Saturday, March 18th at the Vans
OTH store at 11AM, and online as of 12PM.
With more than 50 years of “Off The Wall” design heritage, Vans honors the legacy of its five Classic icons – Authentic, Era, Old Skool, Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On – showing the original action sports brand is Not Just One Thing. This latest campaign and video highlights Vans’ Icons through a compilation of images bringing to life the creative spirit that has connected Vans with artists, athletes, musicians and designers for decades.
When Vans opened for business in 1966, Paul Van Doren’s promise was to provide affordable, quality footwear for all. The original footwear model, the Authentic, was quickly enhanced to meet the demands of skateboarding as skaters of the Dogtown era adopted Vans’ sticky waffle sole to carve and surf the pavement. That organic partnership with those early innovators brought forth the introduction of the Era, Old Skool, Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On. These five silhouettes remain in the line today and are the DNA to the thousands of styles that have been designed and released since 1966.
The Authentic, Era, Old Skool, Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On serve as a blank canvas that transform within an individual’s creative self-expression. Whether its skateboarding, exploring, sketching or just showing off your personal style, Vans Classic Icons live through all forms of creativity. Those who live and wear Vans Classics are Not Just One Thing.
To see the latest offering of Vans’ Icons visit the Vans Classics Style Guide and shop the diverse range of colors, prints and style iterations at Vans.com/Classics.
We have been receiving teasers for a few weeks, but official info has just released from Blends, regarding their next Vault by Vans collab, once again bringing us their iconic “Bones” jazz stripe, this time on an OG Style 36 LX. A few sneaker blogs who don’t really know their Vans have been calling these Old Skools, but we forgive them, for they do not know! The Style 36 is essentially the father of the Old Skool, before it underwent a change to the toe cap, lace eye row gap, and tongue length. Those are the noticeable features, at least. These are constructed in premium cowhide. Black for the uppers, and white on the jazz stripe. The shoe harkens back to their first and second designs, and we’re definitely not mad at that. These will be releasing this Saturday at all Blends locations, as well as their online store. Be quick, as these sell out almost instantly. Here’s what Blends has to say about these:
“Southern California based boutique Blends partners up with Vans’ premium label Vault by Vans for the seventh installment of the Blends x Vans Vault Bone Jazz-Stripe series. This time Blends takes to the Style 36 silhouette, the original Old Skool design. The model comes dressed in premium cowhide uppers accented by a White Bone Jazz-Stripe which sits atop the original Old Skool “Style 36” midsole mold. As before, collaborative branding can be found placed on the shoe’s footbed cushioning. To off-set the close similarity to their second collaboration with Vault, the Old Skool Zip, Blends opts for tonal foxing and White text on the shoe’s heel tab device as well as the “no zip” design. The Blends x Vans Vault OG Style 36 LX will be available this Saturday, March 11th, via Blendsus.com at 11AM PST and all Blends locations.”
Just wanted to share this video of Bryan Chin from Masses Malaysia, of the Vault x Our Legacy Old Skool Pro ’92 LX. He first shared this video on the Strictly Waffles FB group, but it’s really good, entertaining, funny, and he calls the Vans models by their actual names! Take notes all you young cats doing sneaker vids online. Our Vans community will put you on blast for stuff like that! Great video Bryan!
Words via Highsnobiety:
“If you’ve been paying attention to Opening Ceremony, you might already know that they’ve been working with Vans to produce monthly drops. The latest edition of the collaborative effort is the new “Glitter Pack,” a shiny set of classic sneakers which have justified the collection’s namesake in every way.
For this drop, the Vans OG Old Skool LX is re-designed with all-over glitter; marking this as the first time Vans has done an all-glitter shoe (including the sole, laces and stripe). Colors include a set of anthracite/black, blue/red and bright blush/true white editions.
The “Glitter Pack” is now available at Opening Ceremony’s official site for a retail price of $110 each.”
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, comes together with celebrated artist and author, Dallas Clayton to present a collection of footwear inspired by the vibrant illustrations brought to life in his popular children’s books. Available for adults and children, the Vans x Dallas Clayton collection will inspire people of all ages to never stop dreaming.
Kicking off the collection are three styles for adults of all ages that illuminate Dallas’ imaginative world, combining fantasy and inspiration into three inspirational prints. On the Old Skool silhouette, Dallas chooses his signature all-over doodle print of squiggles, lines and shapes to fill the canvas. Paying homage to a pair of Vans that Dallas customized himself, the artist emphasizes an all-over rainbow design across the Authentic. Exclusive to this collection, Dallas created a custom character motif that honors Vans’ spirit to highlight a skateboarding unicorn with the positive affirmation, “Keep It Movin.”
Kids and Toddlers can dream big in four Vans footwear styles that bring Dallas Clayton’s original artwork to life. The Sk8-Hi Zip is reimagined to include colorful, out of this world unicorns while the Old Skool is transformed with Dallas’ fun-loving doodles. The skating unicorn makes his way onto the Authentic, which is upgraded to include a pull-tab and elastic laces on the toddler style. Rounding out the kids and toddlers selection is an exclusive style that blends a group of imaginative characters across the Classic Slip-On.
The Vans x Dallas Clayton footwear collection is dedicated to the dreamers of the world and each pair comes with a sticker with Dallas’ positively thought provoking saying “Stand Here and Think About Someone You Love”. The collection comes to life this March and ranges from $37 – $70 and will be available to shop in Vans retail stores and online at vans.com.
“Supreme will be releasing a new version of the Vans® Sk8-Mid Pro. The shoe features a premium suede and velvet cheetah upper with embroidered logo on heel, leather lining and vulcanized outsole. Made exclusively for Supreme, the Sk8-Mid Pro will be offered in four colorways.”
Available in-store NY, LA, London, Paris and online March 2nd.
“Union Los Angeles is proud to announce the launch date for our first collaboration with our Cali neighbors, Vans.
On March 18th, we will release three colors of the Union x Vans ‘Old Skool’ collaboration; A Dusty Pink, A Muted Gold and an Off White.
The shoe’s design is simple, but the devil is in the details. For the main body of the shoe we used a “lux” twill weave matched with a smooth, buttery suede and the Vans “stripe” is made of a smooth “lux” pebble grain leather. Each shoe is tonal, head to toe with the exception of the inner shoe, we used a natural veg-tan leather on. As for the sole unit, we popped with a marine blue boat-shoe sole, just for shits and giggles.
We will be launching some accompanying apparel with the capsule so stay tuned for more images and further editorials leading up to the release.”
Judging by the pics, these look to be a Vault OG release. The footbed says ORIGINALS on it. Not sure how or why Union would fail to mention it. I guess these are just another pair of Vans “lows” huh? One other feature that even Union failed to mention, which stands out the most to me, is the two oversized “donut” lace eyelets. Something you don’t see every day.