Vans Vault x Blends – Old Skool Zip LX (Official Release Info!)

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info and pics via Blends:

“BLENDS and Vans Vault have teamed up to take on the classic Old Skool silhouette. The follow-up to their 10 year anniversary SK8 Hi Zip LX “Bones,” the Old Skool uses the same black, buttery premium leather and their Bone Jazz Stripe with an added zipper on the medial side. The Blends Old Skool Zip LX “Bones” are set to drop Saturday, May 31st and will be available exclusively at all BLENDS store locations and their online shop.”

Last year’s Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX went down asone of the best releases of the year.  Hell, it may have been one of the best releases from Vans in about 5 years!  This time, the Old Skool was chosen, and once again they’ve incorporated the zipper into the shoe.  Whether it’s necessary or not is up to you, but it feels like it belongs there, especially with the overall motorcycle jacket aesthetic.  The rumor going around is that this time they produced nearly 300 pairs, unlike the 100 pairs for the Sk8-Hi, so what does that mean?  Perhaps a better chance at getting a pair!  We’ll just have to wait and see.  Also, I heard that Vans liked the idea of the zipper on this Old Skool, and they may be incorporating it into an upcoming season’s shoe.  Whether that will be with Vault, CA, or General Release is yet to be seen.  Either way, when Vans takes an original idea from a collaboration, it’s a sign that you must be doing something right!  Congrats Blends, on your 11th Anniversary, and to many more!

full-sized pics after the jump