Vans Vault x Sole Classics – “SC Flyer” OG Style 36 LX (3.14.15)

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If you know me, you know that the Style 36 is one of my favorite Vans models.  With it’s shorter toe cap, longer lace row, and wider tongue, it’s easy to mistake them for a typical Old Skool, but it’s this retro style that keeps us Vans collectors stoked.  Fresh off the heels of their wildly successful last Vault collaboration, Sole Classics is back at it, this time with a shoe that they’re calling the prequel to their A-8SC shoe.  While the A-8SC was inspired by the early days of space exploration, this “SC Flyer” as they are being dubbed, is inspired by what came before that…flight.  This time, Sole Classics let their very own, and our friend James “@mrkingjd” Drakeford do most of the designing, and it came out awesome.  From the 3M and cracked leather materials, to the off-white and gold colorway, to the gum soles, there is nothing out there like it.  Awesome job man!

Here’s the official info from Sole Classics:

“The pioneer is the one who dreams of the unseen, and goes places that no average person would dare to go. The Sole Classics x Vans Vault Style 36 LX “SC Flyer” represents a mentality that has paved the way for the progression of humanity; that is, the desire to make the impossible, possible. The Style 36 is made up of an off-white cracked leather to nod at the cloth that cloaked the original frame of the first flyer. The reflective gold side stripe pays homage to the innovation of flight. And when you look at the shoe from the side, its appearance resembles a flight path over the earth. An idea that developed over 100 years ago in Dayton, OH, designed for you, the pioneer.”

Available Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 10am in-store and 12 Noon online

US Men’s Sizes 4-13

$130.00USD

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