Vans Classics – Moto Leather Pack (Available Now!)

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In anticipation of the fall season, Vans delivers a fresh take on its seasonal leather offering by styling Classic models with moto jacket elements. The latest materialization is featured across Vans Classic footwear silhouettes and are available worldwide now.

The Moto Leather Pack features premium leather with design cues taken directly from textured leather jackets. The Sk8-Hi Reissue, Old Skool, Classic Slip-On, Court and Court Mid highlight the dressed-up leather in three colorways including customary black, madder brown and birch. The Classic Slip-On features all-over textured leather, while the multi panel construction on the Sk8-Hi Reissue, Old Skool and Court styles utilize smooth leather toe caps and heel counters to compliment the ridged leather quarter panels. Each model from the Moto Leather pack is finished with a blanc de blanc outsole.

Vans continues to reinvent the Classics line through product innovation, new materializations and style adaptations to evolve the Classic Icons that we know today, proving that Vans Classics are not just one thing. Vans fans around the world can show how they are “Not Just One Thing” by creating a custom animated gif showcasing their personal style. Create one now on Vans.com/Classics!

The Moto Leather pack retails for $60 – $70 USD and is available in Vans retail stores and online at vans.com/classics now.

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Vans Vault x Stussy – Capsule Collection (6.24.17)

There are no two brands that epitomize Southern California street style more than Stüssy and Vans. It would make sense then that their relationship has been a long and fruitful one. Back when collaborations between companies were still a foreign concept to most, they unleashed their first joint creation, which is now highly coveted alongside all the other footwear they have since created. Where as in the past you might have seen more overt design motifs that signal Stussy or Vans, these shoes feel a bit more like a victory lap, a quiet celebration of the essential essence that makes each of these companies so special.

Each model is fabricated in premium leathers, 10 oz. Drill Canvas and Pig Skin, which combine to create a shoe that manages to look both tough and luxurious. The color palette is classic Stüssy, utilizing the dusty earth tones that have been a brand staple since they were first used in the iconic Beach Short way back in the 1980s. Leather waves of blue and rose intermingle with various shades of sand, creating shoes that look crafted by Mother Nature herself.

All of this is applied to Vans’ most beloved models, the OG Classic Slip-On LX, OG Old-Skool LX, and the OG Chukka LX in two varieties each. Each pair also boasts a classic checkered insole as well as a Stussy International branded stripe above the outer sole of each shoe. Truly this collaboration is a coup in the arena of classic design, it is impossible to think of any era in either the past or future where this group of footwear wouldn’t fit in beautifully with a range of personal styles.

The Stüssy Vans Collaboration will be available at all Stüssy Chapter Stores and stussy.com on Friday, June 23rd.

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Vans Vault x Engineered Garments – OG Classic Slip-On LX (Sold Out)

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Sorry for the late info on this one, but these have pretty much sold out as of today, when Nepenthes opened up phone orders.

Engineered Garments got together with Vans Vault again, to bring back their wildly popular mis-matched OG Classic Slip-On LXs.  This time, they went tonal.  Full tonal.  Totally tonal.  Moonrock, Olive Green, and Black tonal.  They’re minimal.  They’re simple.  They’re absolutely beautiful!  We hardly see EG Slips go up for resale, so if you’re on the hunt, then don’t think twice about clicking that “buy it now” button.

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Vans Vault x Brain Dead – Capsule Collection (6.24.17)

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This summer, Vault by Vans collaborates with Brain Dead, a creative collective of artists, musicians and designers from all over the world, to create a nine-piece capsule collection inspired by the spirit of subculture. The collection presents unique iterations of Vans classic footwear, apparel and accessories in faded shades of pink, green and yellow with custom hieroglyphic designs.

Founded by Kyle Ng and Ed Davis, Brain Dead has quickly emerged into the coveted upper echelon of streetwear fashion, describing itself as “not one person, nor is it one idea; it sits in the space between people.” This mentality is prominent throughout the collection, emphasizing a disruptive aesthetic across Vans classics that feature symbolic post-punk references, underground comics and skateboarding subcultures.

The Vault by Vans x Brain Dead collection features three deluxe versions of Vans’ iconic footwear silhouettes including the Old Skool LX in green, Era LX in pink and Classic Slip-On LX in yellow. All footwear styles utilize bold colors and strong graphics, as well as Brain Dead’s kitschy often satirical pictograms in high contrast black, printed on the quarter panels, sidewalls and custom footbed. Bold subcultural micro-graphics drive the visual approach, speaking to inspiration from the post-punk world.

For the apparel component, Vault by Vans x Brain Dead introduce a short-sleeved woven button-down in two colorways, pink and green, tying back to the black graphic details on the footwear, as well as two cotton t-shirts featuring Brain Dead’s signature logo. Completing the collection, Vault by Vans x Brain Dead introduce a simple unstructured black cap and canvas tote bag.

The Vault by Vans x Brain Dead collection retails from $43 to $138 USD and launches globally on June 24, 2017 at select Vault accounts.

Check out this interview with Brain Dead’s Kyle Ng over on Hypebeast.

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Vans x Alltimers – Old Skool Sport Pro (6.24.17)

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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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Vault x Blends x Born Free – OG Sk8-Hi LX “Born Free 9” (6.27.17)

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Southern California-based boutique, Blends, does a follow up to last-year’s collaborative OG Old Skool LX with Born Free and Vans Vault for the Orange County motorcycle show’s ninth annual meet. For this project the trio take to the OG Sk8-Hi LX model in a vibrantly rich Blue canvas and suede upper makeup. The shoe maintains the same key elements as its predecessor with a Red, White, and Blue Jazz-Stripe; a translucent checkerboard outsole as well as cobranding elements on the shoes’ tongue and footbed inserts.

The Born Free x Blends x Vans Vault OG Sk8-Hi LX will be available only at Born Free 9 this Saturday/Sunday. For those who can’t make it to the show, Blends will also have them available on their site Tuesday, June 27th at 9AM PST.

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Photographers: Jayson Palacio / Gage Bantiles

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Vans – Anaheim Factory Authentic 44 DX Checkerboard (Available Now!)

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Rejoice!  The Anaheim Factory version of this year’s most popular style, the Authentic black/white checkerboard aka “Golden Coast” is now available for purchase.  If you don’t know about the Anaheim Factory line, then you’re missing out.  The Anaheim Factory shoes pay tribute to the first Vans factory in Anaheim, California, by borrowing details from the original models and offering modernized comfort with upgraded UltraCush sockliners. This Anaheim Factory Authentic 44 DX also includes throwback details, using the original style number and color palette, higher glossed foxing tape, cotton laces, original drill lining weight, and a heavy 10 oz. canvas to complete the look.  It’s all about the shape for us Vans snobs!  The glossy foxing tape makes these a breeze to clean.  Available now, but not for long by CLICKING HERE, or the pic above!

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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 Fear of God – Style 147 @jerrylorenzo

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Jerry Lorenzo gives us a teaser of another one of his upcoming Vans shoes for his Fear of God label.  While sitting courtside at the NBA Finals, he blessed us with a preview of what looks to be the rarely seen Style 147 from the vintage archives, a modified Slip-On, with a custom panel that incorporates a lateral strap with a brass metal F.O.G.  emblem across the top of the foot.  The shape of the toe, indicates that these are either a Vault OG, or some similar silhouette that us Vans snobs can usually point out the difference with.  Not much more to add to this post at this time, other than a few other pics of the Mountain Edition that is also slated to drop around the same time.  We’ll keep you all up to date as new pics surface!

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