Following on from his Nike Decade sneaker artworks, illustrator Stephen Cheetham has turned his attention to another important part of any sneaker collection – the sneaker box…
After some initial research and image searching, Cheetham decided upon a collection of boxes from four of the largest sneaker brands – Nike, adidas, Vans and Converse. Each print shows a collection of boxes from the early days of the brand, through to the more modern boxes that are used today – all stacked as they would be in many a sneaker collectors bedroom.
‘For me it’s very interesting to see how a brand has evolved over the years,’ explains Cheetham, ‘and the box is a key indicator of this evolution. The logos, the colours and the box construction all communicate different aspects of the brand. I wanted to show the box as a product in it’s own right, away from the sneakers that it houses.’
All four Sneaker Boxes prints by Stephen Cheetham are available to purchase online (in a variety of sizes) from the excellent Print Process website now
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Tagged Adidas, Art, Converse, Illustrations, Kicks, Nike, Sneaker Boxes, Sneakers, Stephen Cheetham, Trainers, Vans
Next up for Supreme is this upcoming collaboration with Vans on a Bruce Lee-themed footwear pack. The “Bruce Lee” pack offers up the Sk8-Hi and Authentic silhouettes with Bruce Lee graphics featured throughout. The Sk8-Hi features a large Bruce Lee graphic printed across the quarter and will be offered in two colourways. The Authentic features a collage print of Bruce Lee across the entire canvas upper and will be offered in three colorways. No word yet on a release date but a release sometime towards the end of this year seems likely. Stay tuned for more.
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Tagged Authentic, Bruce Lee, Era, Kicks, Sk8-Hi, Slip-On, Sneakers, Supreme, Trainers, Vans
Various cues from current menswear trends inform the character of this season’s Era CA in dress blues and thyme. Overprinted chambray with polka dots on twill quarter panels and linings instill the casual lace-up with a sense of sophistication and luxury. Additional material details include pigskin Vans labels and round waxed laces. The Chambray Polka editions of the Era CA are available now HERE
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Tagged CA, California, Chambray, Era, Kicks, polka dot, Sneakers, Trainers, Vans
In the sneaker world, it seems like new collaborations drop every hour on the hour, but this is one that’s definitely worth talking about. Engineered Garments designer Daiki Suzuki has a way of making even the most mundane clothes fresh and new. His vision of Americana filtered through a keen eye for fit, finish, fabric, and a nod to the future is what netted him our award as the Best New Menswear Designer in America in 2008. An avid surfer, it’s not too surprising to see Suzuki collaborating with storied sneaker brand Vans. The Vault by Vans line has always offered interesting takes on old classics from the likes of WTAPS and Taka Hayashi, but the Engineered Garments collab takes things to a different level. Influenced by ’70s skate rags and an emphasis on quality materials, the Authentic LX gets reimagined in a hardy 12 oz. Sunforger cotton canvas and a reversed olive sateen, but the real star is the Classic Slip-On LX, done up in three different colored leathers–the kicker is that both uppers mix up smooth leather with a slubby, unifinished hide. It’s an awesome wabi-sabi twist on a classic sneaker.
The shoes launch on Tuesday, September 10
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Tagged Authentic, Engineered Garments, Era, Kicks, LX, Slip-On, Sneakers, Trainers, Vans
aka Hayashi returns to his roots in authentic sneaker design for his latest Vault by Vans collection. For his ninth instalment of footwear, the designer revisits the forms of iconic Vans silhouettes to introduce a new take on the Half Cab alongside his reinterpretation of the Sk8-Hi. Available in black and classic blue iterations, the TH Half Cab LX brings back the style of ’80s and early ‘90s on the original Half Cab with pattern blocking, colors and graphics utilized in each design are influenced by street fashion of the era. Taka adds his own twist to the mid-top as he details each pair with batik-inspired prints throughout the upper and midsole. Perforated paneling, custom embroidery and revamped Half Cab branding finish each pair.
Debuting in classic blue and syrah renderings, the TH Court Hi LX is a re-imagining of the Sk8-Hi infused with vintage athletic sneaker styling. The premium aesthetic presents deluxe suede and canvas upper construction, padding-free ankle wrap and tonal stitching which retraces the sidestripe and ribbed collar featured on the original Sk8-Hi. Hayashi has also reworked Van Doren Hawaiian imagery, dubbed the TH Paradise print, which spreads across the quarter panels and tongue fragments of the TH Court Hi LX. Both silhouettes will arrive at select retailers this September.
Deluxe and Vans preview a pair of Eras from their 10th Anniversary Collection. Featuring a streamlined silhouette, the simple monotone upper is made of a hairy suede that is contrasted by white laces. A light brown leather patch accents the heel portion of the ankle closure. Priced at ¥13,650 JPY (approximately £100), the shoes will come in black and navy colourways
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Tagged 10th, Anniversary, Collections, Deluxe, Era, Kicks, Preview, Sneakers, Trainers, Vans
Vans Vault is back with the OG Style 36 LX Two Tone range. A tribute to the brand’s iconic 1978 low-top model that may be better known as the Old Skool, this collection reworks the “jazz striped” fan-favorite with a duo of two tone offerings in classic blue/dandelion and orange rust/coconut shell. Be on the lookout for the Vans Vault 2013 Spring OG Style 36 LX Two Tone models to hit select Vault by Vans stockists sometime in June.
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Tagged 2013, 36, Kicks, LX, OG, Sneakers, Spring, Trainers, Two Tone, Vans, Vault
DQM and Vans represent New York City with their latest collaboration. The effort results in the Authentic and Sk8-Hi fitted in white canvas adorned with an “I Love NY” all over print. The kicks are exclusive to DQM but you don’t have to be in NY to grab a pair as they will release in-shop and online on the 19th of April.
To celebrate the coming solstice, Supreme has released a capsule collection in conjunction with Vans, basking in its skate heritage with an all-over floral print – aptly juxtaposing alternative punk culture with 19th century European art. Here, the popular SK8- Hi, Chukka and Era receive covet renditions courtesy of artwork from New Order’s 1983 album release: Power, Corruption & Lies. The album sleeve was designed by English art director Peter Saville who interpolated his idea from French artist Henri Fantin-Latour’s “A Basket of Roses” painting. The Chukka and Era will feature canvas uppers with leather lining and in-soles, and as usual the SK8-Hi will feature a premium suede toe box and canvas leather accents, rounded up with a white vulcanized sole on all profiles. The capsule collection will be available in-store in NY, LA and London and online on March 7, in addition to availability in Japan from March 9 onwards.
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Tagged Chukka, Corruption & Lies, Era, Kicks, New Order, Peter Saville, Power, Sneakers, Supreme, Trainers, Vans