The Vault by Vans x OTH (Off The Hook) x RBW (Raised by Wolves) collaboration drops tomorrow morning, and the homies over at OTH were kind enough to allow us to get our pairs early. This pack is ridiculously awesome. There are so many cool details in each shoe, and everyone likes to talk about material, and that’s where this collection shines. It’s as if there was some sort of disagreement over how they wanted to lay out the materials on each shoe, so they came up with a compromise by inverting the suede and premium leather on the left and right feet. This has only been done by one other Vans collabo, and that’s the Engineered Garments Classic Slip-On LX series. These are by no means a copy-cat, as I feel there is way more going on, construction wise, with a Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX and an Old Skool Zip LX. Each shoe looks absolutely perfect in it’s own right, and if these came in either mock-up, I would still buy it in an instance. You might think that an all black colorway is getting quite tiresome, but when you focus on high end materials and minor details like the triangle stitching on the lace eye rows, the red stripe on the MTE outsole, and the dual-branding on the tongue tag and zipper pulls, then you’ve definitely got something that’s not quite so common anymore. Each pair comes with black flat waxed laces, 3M rope laces, and white flat waxed laces. To top off this release, each shoe comes in a heavy duty drawer box with dustbag, and there’s even a cool bottle opener key chain! If you’re on the fence, I hope my realistic iphone pics and angles in natural outdoor lighting will help you decide if you will be copping a pair, but honestly don’t sleep. I don’t think these will be around long.
Keep checking these sites for the release:
Off The Hook (11 AM EST / 8AM PDT)
Raised by Wolves (11 AM EST / 8AM PDT)
tons more pics after the jump