The Vans OTW “Reptile” Collection shows its scales on the inside. Two Alomar takes rely on all-white and all-black styling, with the blanco pair sporting premium leather and the noir
On March 16th, 1966, at street 704E Broadway, in Anaheim, California, Paul Van Doren and three partners opened up their first ever store and the Vans dream was born. The Van Doren Rubber Company was unique in that it manufactures shoes and sells them directly to the public. On that first morning, 12 customers purchase shoes which are made that day and ready for pick-up in the afternoon. The Vans #44 deck shoes, which is now known as the Authentic were born.
Ever since Vans has continued to forge innovative collaborations through the Vault by BVans line with Vans sneaker combinations with design giant Marc Jacobs and OC up-and-comers Trovata flying off the shelves.
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Striped and straightforward, one of Vans’ premier models is lined up twice to create the Vans Sk8-Hi LX “Stripes” Pack. The duo features two different style codes of the Sk8-Hi LX, the premium rendition of the iconic silhouette. Canvas sidewalls are fused with suede eyestays and toe boxes, finished off with a quality leather Vans swoops. Contrasting colorways offer both sides of the spectrum, with a simplistic red and white “Formula One” SKU to go with a blue and black “Blue Turquoise” makeup. Straighten up with either member today for $70 at shopnicekicks.
Diemme is set for another phase of collabs with Vans Vault, and the Era LX is next up to get the Montebelluna treatment. Italian leather makes a return, this time on the the low-top kick, which is seen in tandem with a yellow suede counterpart. A white vulcanized midsole remains a constant on both sneakers, as “Made in Italy” branding rightfully takes its place on the insole. Check out Diemme’s latest showing on the Era LX in the photos below, and seize the opportunity to score a pair for yourself now by hitting up Bows & Arrows where they’ll set you back $300 each.
Leave it to ABC Mart to take the Vans Slip On back to basics, presenting the “Kobe” duo pack. A vintage vantage point is taken, as off-white vulcanized midsoles underline both kicks and subdued tones tackle the canvas uppers. Color blocking sticks to tradition on this pack, doing right by the simplistic, laceless kick. These Slip Ons are sure to land at ABC Mart in the near future, so until then, let us know what you think about them in the comments.
A great time was had by many at SXSW, but tragedy unfortunately struck. During the festivities, a car crash took the lives of two attendees and injured many more. Vans answered the call to help those afflicted by the unfortunate event by raising $20,000 for the SXSW Cares Fund. The money was collected via sales from the Vans Village, with all proceeds benefiting the families affected by the audience. Salute to Vans for showing support, and thoughts and prayers to those hurt. Anyone wanting to donate to the fund can do do so at the SXSW Cares Fund.