It’s been too long since I’ve done a review on any sneakers, but this will be the first one for 2017, which also just happens to be Under The Palms’ 10th Anniversary year, so how bout that?
For our first review, we’re going over this fine looking Old Skool 36 Reissue you see right here, a collaborative project with the UK’s Offspring, celebrating their 20th anniversary. Fresh off the heels of their Clothsurgeon collab, they are back at it with a “Pony Hair” pack which also consisted of a tan colored Slip-On. The shoe is constructed primarily in black short-grain suede, with pony hair material for the side panels. What makes these interesting, and something I failed to notice on the original pics, is that the pony hair is checkerboard on the medial side of the shoe, while the lateral side is all black. Perfect if you want to keep things low-key simple, yet still be about that Vans life. You know what I’m talking about! The waffle soles are clear, with artwork that we’ve seen in previous posts of their storefront on Neal St., and there is simple Offspring branding printed on the footbed. These Old Skools are finished off nicely with tonal marshmallow white vulcanized soles, for a mature and semi-formal look. All in all, I really am digging these. I’m a sucker for tonal colored shoes where multiple contrasting materials are used, especially when they’re of higher quality, and that’s exactly what we have here. Great job Offspring, and thanks to Aman for the assist!
These are still available in a few sizes from Offspring’s webstore.
more pics after the jump