It appears that Vans and Pass~Port have been working on a little collaboration that has been kept tightly under wraps, which is just awesome. Too many times, we get early leaks on product, and that just takes away the fun sometimes. This one came out of left field for sure, and the end result is just amazing. For those of you unfamiliar with Pass~Port, they’re a brand from down under, and their style represents their travels, their friends, and their local Australian/New Zealand heritage. If you look at their apparel, you’ll notice a lot of browns, oranges, and off-whites in the mix, giving an earthy vibe if you will. For their inaugural collab, they chose to construct an Old Skool Pro in two colorways, brown, and white. Each one consists of a mixture of hairy suede, and washed canvas, featuring an embroidered slogan on each heel that reads “International + Solidarity”. Pass~Port branding can also be found on the tongue, as well as the UltraCush HD footbeds. Both shoes feature brown leather linings, which are a nod to their brown top and bottom veneers that are featured on all Pass~Port decks. I’m really digging the simple style of these, and the materials they chose will surely make for a comfortable Old Skool. Flexibility & breathability are key. Great job Pass~Port, and even GREATER job at keeping these under wraps for so long. Surprises are always fun!
(I’ve added my own personal review pics of the brown pair, as well as Silo’s much more professional pics for a dual perspective on these, so enjoy!)
Silo has links up already for these, and will be releasing this upcoming Saturday the 13th.
pics and info via Silo
tons more pics after the jump