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.
The skateboarding icon known as Vans was founded in 1966 in Anaheim, California. Established by the Van Doren brothers, the company has been known as a staple in the rock and alternative communities. Vans has gained a huge boost from OFWGKTA front man Tyler the Creator because he chooses to wear the brand seemingly over others.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Vans OTW presents an appropriate “Rose” Pack. Comprising of the Tesella and Bushwick, the set features hi and low-top options, drawing upon a black/white color scheme. Leather and canvas work to tackle the upper of the heightened kick atop a vulcanized midsole, while it’s lowered counterpart sports a hand-woven upper sitting on an UltraCush Lite sole. Check out the duo below and stay tuned to Nice Kicks for updates on when they’re pegged for release.
In an effort to speed up the breaking-in process, Vans presents multiple already-been-worn looks with the “Overwashed” Pack. With treatments applied to three different silhouettes to ultimately craft seven kicks, the skate shoe brand provides a cherished take on some of their most beloved models. Sk8-Hi, Slip On and Authentics feature faded canvas uppers and color washed midsoles. Check out the collection down below, and stay tuned to Nice Kicks to stay up to date on release specifics.
Trying their hand at no-sew, the Vans Syndicate streamlines two of their staple skaters for the “Rapidweld” Pack. The Old Skool and Sk8-Hi tag team for this pack, giving fans of the brand low top and higher cut options. Coming in with a black canvas base, dark grey overlays are laid over top with white stitching throughout. To pick up a pair for yourself, hit up Premier where they’re retailing for $75-80.