Vans x Royal Hawaiian Pool Service – Sk8-Mid (available now!)

We’re bringing to you another Hawaiian brand collaboration, or actually, a Hawaiian crew collaboration this time, between Vans and legendary, O.G., Royal Hawaiian Pool Service.  They chose to collaborate on a Sk8-Mid, constructed in black pig suede, and cordura nylon.  There’s also some hits of a nice shade of blue, which looks almost purple, on the wave stripe, as well as the laces.  They’ve also gone crazy with the lace eyelets, choosing to put metal yellow ones on the top 3.  This is a pro model, so there’s a duracap toe bumper, as well as a removable PU sockliner, which is customized with a RHPS logo on it.  The customizing doesn’t stop there, oh no!  There’s a full on logo, on the front tongue, and there’s a “shaka” hang tag on the wave stripe.  The last and final mod, is the reversed waffle tread, for that added grip and flexibility, which we all love.  These are said to be lightweight and comfy, but honestly, I’m so sorry for the late info, but better late than never!  This release sort of flew under the radar, but it’s been a hit, as most shops only have random sizes available, but Blue Hawaii Surf over in Hawaii has a full-size-run on these, for a decent $65.  If you can find a local spot carrying these, which a few are, like Thaliasurf, Index, and Tactics, then support local, and save on shipping from Hawaii, but good luck, because they are super limited!

There’s also a trucker hat that Blue Hawaii Surf is also selling with this release!

tons more pics after the jump

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