Blends just released the pics of their Vault by Vans Runner collab, and I must say I am really digging these. Blends was one of four shops picked to work with Vault on this retro-esque model, joining Sole Classics, Bows & Arrows, and we heard the fourth shop is either Bodega or Barney’s, but neither have hinted at a shoe. To most newcomers, the Runner may be a completely new, and possibly confusing silhouette, but if you know your Vans history, then you know these have their roots planted in the Made In USA Serio runners of the early 80’s. Google ’em! Is this a good decision for Vans? Do you think they should keep making them, or keep them limited to preserve their desirability? Either way, this highly limited Vault by Vans collection might just be one to grab all four pairs of.
Following excerpt from Blends:
“Southern California-based boutique, Blends, teams up with Vans Vault for a special take on Vans’ Runner model. Blends dresses the model in a supple premium leather in an all-over quilted design with tonal accents of supple leather on the Jazz-Stripe, Heel, and Socklining as well as waxed flat cotton laces. Additional details include a Black rubber outsole accented with a white mid-sole. Vans utilizes its proprietary ULTRACUSH™ cushion technology for optimized support for every stride”.
The Blends x Vans Vault Quilted Leather Runner will be available this Saturday, 25th, at Blends Costa Mesa and Blendsus.com.