Words via OTH:
“Off The Hook and Vans are proud to announce the upcoming release of the DELI
EDITION MID SKOOL ‘77 LX . Not only is this shoe inspired by a truly iconic aspect of Montreal, it speaks to
the multicultural and diverse nature of the city that we call home.
Smoked Meat in Montreal
When tourists come to Montreal they’ll seek out a Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich, and with good reason. The
Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich was brought to North America by the Jewish immigrant community in the
early 1900s. It soon spread out from Montreal and made its way south of the border, gaining notoriety along the
way, but has remained emblematic of the city’s cuisine and diverse makeup. The fact that the iconic dish has
become intertwined with Montreal’s identity, after being brought here by immigrants, speaks to the city’s
multiculturalism and its history as a place where immigrants from around the world have come to settle.
The Deli Edition
The Vault by Vans x OTH Deli Edition Mid Skool ‘77 LX was dreamt up as an homage to the Montreal smoked
meat sandwich (which we’re going to go ahead and call the best sandwich of all time). The shoe features a lightly
distressed, rich burgundy leather upper; a premium leather heel counter and toe box in a lighter shade of
burgundy; and, of course, the classic Mid Skool ‘77 back window that showcases Vans branding. The distressed
leather, and different shades of burgundy, harken back to the heart of a smoked meat sandwich – and the classic
“lean, medium, or medium fat” conundrum – with a rye bread-inspired brown leather jazz stripe and gum tab at
the back of the outsole delicately holding everything together.
We’d have been remiss to offer up a Deli Edition without mustard, so each shoe comes outfitted with Vans’ iconic
waffle sole in a deep mustard yellow. Each pair comes with three sets of laces: a mustard yellow, a mayonnaise
white, and a coleslaw green. Finally, the shoes feature limited edition pickle footbeds with Vans OTH branding.
The Vault by Vans x OTH Deli Edition Mid Skool ‘77 LX will be available on Saturday, March 18th at the Vans
OTH store at 11AM, and online as of 12PM.
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