Many woke up this morning to see that Pac Sun announced that their exclusive, super highly anticipated collaboration between Vans and Fear Of God was officially releasing this morning. This came to us as a nice surprise, as we weren’t sure what was to become of this release. Jerry Lorenzo has been dropping some hints on his social media accounts about these coming soon, but also stating that he wished he had more pairs for friends. Not quite sure what to make of all of that, but as for now, just the Sk8-Hi has dropped at a few select stores. Nothing online, just physical stores. Will there still be pairs allocated for online? Perhaps. Keep your eyes and ears to the street. No word on the Era as of yet, but hopefully they will eventually release, as they’re pretty dope, even if you don’t dress yourself in F.O.G.
I was able to get my hands on a pair of these Sk8-Hi 38 Reissues and I wanted to point out a few nice features. First off, the black sidewall material is the exact same “surplus” canvas that was used on the Vault x Wtaps OG Sk8-Hi LX a few years back. The lining is a premium pig suede, similarly found on most Vaults and Supreme Vans, and there’s a F.O.G. label sewn on to the back of the tongue. Other than that, there’s no external branding. Jerry’s black/birch color blocking is very unique, as past designs haven’t bothered to separate the vamp and sole colors from the entire back half of the shoe before. The first sample pairs we saw, featured a blacked out jazz stripe, but the actual release opted for a contrasting white stripe. Nothing a DIY touch-up can’t fix, if that’s your steez. The contrasting white stitching is a nice touch, to an assuming high-fashion pair of Vans. Great job overall.
For a realistic review, check out a few shots I took with an iPhone SE, and hopefully you’ll still have a chance at getting these, as most Pac Sun locations are already selling out.
more pics after the jump