Vault by Vans has gotten together with NEIGHBORHOOD on this amazing BMX-inspired collaboration. Featuring one of Vans’ iconic logos, the “Thumbs Up”, this pack pays homage to Vans’ heritage in the action sport of BMX. The pack comes in two colorways, red and black, straying from NBHD’s usual black and white theme, with the intention of making this project all about Vans, and not them. They wanted to evoke a nostalgic feeling in the design, so they went with an aesthetic from the formative years at Vans, complete with checkerboards on the vulcanized scene or “side-wall”, as well as on the toe of two of the Authentics. NBHD didn’t stop there. There is a complete apparel line that is releasing alongside the shoes, including some long-sleeve tees, button-ups, shorts, and a bucket hat. This whole pack is dope, and unfortunately it’s going to be an Asia-exclusive.
Hypebeast sat down with NEIGHBORHOOD’s Creative Director Shinsuke Takizawa, to learn more about the design elements that went into the collab, and uncover the origin of the BMX inspiration. Read the article HERE.
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The Vault by Vans x NEIGHBORHOOD 2017 Spring/Summer collaboration will be releasing at the locations below.
NEIGHBORHOOD and HOODS Locations
NEIGHBORHOOD Web Store
NEIGHBORHOOD Hankyu Men’s Tokyo
NEIGHBORHOOD Hankyu Men’s Osaka
NEIGHBORHOOD Hankyu Hakata
HOODS Hong Kong
Vans LCX – Hong Kong
Vans Joy City – Beijing
Vans Lab Store – Seoul
Invincible Central – Taiwan
Cover By Crossover – Malaysia