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Vans Classics 2015 Vintage Pack

vans-classics-2015-vintage-pack-1Kicking off 2015 with a vintage re-issue, Vans Classics brings us new iterations of old favorites — the Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Reissue. Boasting muted tones, off-white midsoles, and the iconic Vans Sidestripe, the two classic styles come together in a five-piece collection. The coveted low-top Old Skool is re-imagined in Black/Verdant Green and True White/Dress Blues in a matte leather material. As for the Sk8-Hi Reissue, it comes in Dress Blues/Marshmallow, Tango Red/Marshmallow and Verdant Green/Marshmallow colorways in 10 oz. canvas.


Vans Golden Coast Collection

Vans-Classics-Golden-Coast-Collection-for-Fall-2014-570x380Revisiting the early days of VANS, the Golden Coast Collection pays homage to South California’s budding skate and surf scene at the time. Featuring an abundance of VANS’ signature checkerboard design on the Authentic, Classic Slip-On, Style 36 and Old Skool in the original form, the retro-themed designs also include the Era and Sk8-Hi Reissue in throwback colourways of deep water, red, dress blues, and spectra yellow. Celebrating both VANS’ heritage as well its impact on SoCal culture then and now. I’m not sure if these are getting a UK release as yet.

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Carhartt WIP x Vans Syndicate 2012 Winter Old Skool Camo

While camouflage has seen its fair share of the fashion spotlight over the past few years — having been used across everything from shirts and pants to accessories and shoes — Flecktarn camouflage is one of the lesser-tapped motifs. Said to be designed around the 1930s, the disruptive pattern was originally developed for use in woodland terrain and is traditionally seen in a mixture of three to six-color iterations. Laying claim to the iconic camo, Carhartt has once again aligned with Vans for a special Winter 2012 Old Skool option.

The pair dons the outdoor aesthetic quite well with the majority of the classic silhouette generously enveloped in the green, brown and black. While the disruptive pattern traces its way into the interior across the shoe’s footbed, hits of rich brown leather across the toe cap panel and along the lace vamp are a welcome delineation that effectively breaks apart the shoe’s layers. Metal eyelets, a supple corduroy tongue and threaded boot laces augment the aesthetic and provide a nice completion to the Old Skool.


Anthony Van Engelen & Jason Dill x Vans Syndicate


Vans has teamed up with legendary skate duo Jason Dill and Anthony Van Engelen for a safari themed pack of classics. Featuring the Authentic Pro, Old Skool and Av Sk8 Low silhouettes, these three partners have created a ferocious collection that utilizes snakeskin, cheetah and leather throughout each respective upper. All three models are equipped with clear outsoles, special-edition packaging and a canvas bag. Look for this trio to hit select retailers in the very near future, but save me a 9 in the snakeskins!




Supreme X VANS Old Skool Spring Summer 2011

After the few initial teasers, it was inevitable the entire Old Skool line between VANS and New York retailer Supreme be seen in its full glory. In trio of colorways, red on white, purple on grey, and orange on aquamarine, each comprised ballistic nylon mesh with key elements in suede. A leather strike through doubled as VANS signature in contrast colorways. All on top of vulcanized gum rubber outsole in waffle grid patterns. More information is to come regarding the Supreme x VANS Old Skool release dates and availability.