Tag Archives: Sk8-Hi

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 California Sk8-Hi Zip CA “Boot Leather” Pack

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Vans take their Sk8-Hi Zip, last seen getting the “varsity colorway” treatment back in June, and dress it up in a duo of tonal shades for a slightly smarter look. In both “Agate Grey” and “Dress Blues” versions, Vans have maintained the monochrome effect by using soft topgrain boot leather for all panels and detailing, accentuated by a brass YKK zip at the achilles.

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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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The Beatles x Vans “Yellow Submarine” Collection

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No matter the kind of music this audience appreciates, it’d be hard to find someone who can deny the influence of The Beatles. Legends not just in their hometown of Liverpool but well into the far stretches of the earth, The Beatles’ musical canon represents progression in rock n’ roll, all the while composed with effortless pop sensibilities. It makes sense then, that Vans would team up with the Fab Four for a collection of four collaborative silhouettes – this time celebrating the band’s hallmark Yellow Submarine film. Taking the Authentic, Era, Sk8-Hi, and Slip-On silhouettes, artwork nodding to the Sea of Monsters, “All You Need is Love,” and the band members themselves adorn the uppers of the shoes. Pick up the pieces from this special release beginning March 1

Supreme x Vans x Bruce Lee

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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.

DQM x Vans “I Love NY” Sk8-Hi & Authentic by ROCKY BROWN

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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.

Vans Vault 2012 Spring Sk8-Hi Zip LX

Amongst the new Vans Vault offerings coming in the near future is the Sk8-Hi LX Zip – an upgrade to the iconic original first born back in 1978. The high-top boasts premium nubuck leather on the upper, metal eyelets, leather laces and a zipper along the rear heel tab. The Sk8-Hi Zip LX will be available in navy, black and white at select Vans retailers in May.

Supreme x Comme des Garcons SHIRT Collection

Once in a while, there will be a project that presents a paradigm shift for the industry as a whole. For Spring 2012, this collaboration between Supreme and COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT will be that project for the so-called street wear genre. Established back in 1973 by Japanese designerRei Kawakubo, COMME des GARÇONS (“Like Boys” in French) and its various subsidiaries have redefine fashion with its penchant for avant-garde silhouettes and styling found on the streets of Tokyo.

In its continue pursue of this hodgepodge concept of low-brow styles and couture designs, COMME des GARÇONS opened London’s highly successful Dover Street Market in 1988. It became the first few retail locations in Europe to offer Supreme products as well. In honoring this decades long partnership, both designed an exclusive capsule collection for the soon to open Dover Street Market Ginza. Comprised of button-down shirts, camp cap, VANS SK8-Hi, and VANS Era, all made to COMME des GARÇONS’ specifications. In addition, the collection includes hooded sweatshirts and tees in CDG’s signature polka-dot graphics via all-over print pattern.

All, except for the VANS editions, will be available at Dover Street Market Ginza during its opening this Friday, March 16th. The collection will also be available at Supreme retail locations in New York, Los Angeles, London, Japan, and its online store on the same day. Check out some of the collection below

Vans 2012 Autumn Winter Collection Preview

On display at the recent Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin, Vans recently presented a comprehensive glimpse into its forthcoming Autumn Winter 2012 collection. Notable amidst the range of Authentic, Era, and Sk8 Hi silhouettes, an amalgam of Hawaiian floral prints and understated Navajo patterns are mocked up in bold chromatic hues and tones. Distressed canvas aesthetics maintain a strong presence while further application of the unique patterns are seen across a range of snapback hats and backpacks. Affirming its ability to blend modern prints and timeless silhouettes, the Vans Autumn Winter 2012 range will be offered later this year through select stockists worldwide.

 

Vans Sk8-Hi California

This new release which is part of the California collection, see’s heritage favourite the ‘Sk8-Hi’ gets some premium treatment with this new black/black make-up.

The upper is constructed of full grain premium leather with added perforations which add a touch of variation that’s subtle. The black/black colour choice dominates the shoe but there’s a  hint of tan on the insole that contrasts the black well. Available now