Sometimes sneaker collabs extend beyond the scope of the inclusion of sneakers. Case in point, the teaming up of Vans and Belkin to produce a collection of iPhone and iPod cases. In an assortment of colors, we see the trademark Vans waffle sole on each of the iPhone cases, and on one of the iPod cases, with the other two adorned in popular Vans prints. Available now, you can score a new case from this Vans x Belkin collab at your local Vans retailers, with prices starting at $29.50.
Riding with Vans has its perks, and Wade Speyer is the latest to receive the benefits that come with the territory. Courtesy of the Syndicate division, Speyer is being honored with a special set of kicks comprised of the Sk8-Hi ’91 Pro “S” and Sk8-Low “S”. Virtually mirror images of one another, the two sneakers each feature suede and canvas panels, marked by Wade’s signature flannel-printed lining. To check out and possibly cop a pair from the collection, check out Vans.com for more information on the coordinates of your local Vans Syndicate retailer.
In addition to the release of this pack, fans of Vans and Speyer in the vicinity of Grass Valley, CA will have the opportunity to meet with the legendary skateboarder at an autograph signing schedule for Saturday, August 10, from 3PM to 5PM PST. For details and location information, check out the flyer for the event below.
Old School and vintage are synonymous terms in many ways. Vans has taken the two and created the Vans Old Skool “Vintage” Pack. The pack includes three colorways of one of Vans’ staple silhouette. White leather on the side branding and inner collar adds a luxurious element to the classic model. White canvas on the tongue and smooth white rubber on the sole return this pack of Old Skools to its vintage roots of old. The Rio Red, Sudan Brown, and Dress Blue colorways are all available now from Vans for $55.
The Vans Slip-on is a simple shoe in every sense of the word. They are simple to put on, simple to wear, and simple to match. Many patterns, colorways, and materials have graced the upper of the timeless Vans Slip-On. Vans have combined their talents with UNITED ARROWS for yet another option. The UNITED ARROWS x Vans Slip-On sticks to the simplistic history of the shoe by employing navy canvas as the fabric of choice. The commonplace white vulcanized rubber sole contrasts the upper tonal upper. The two elements are brought together by a navy stripe around the foxing. A gum waffle outsole finishes the joint effort. Special details include a cobranded textile and leather insole. The UNITED ARROWS x Vans Slip-On are available now at select locations.
The sneaker business is international, and so are its bases. Where a brand chooses to set up shop sets the tone for company culture and provides the means for a meeting place to create the shoes we know and love. Whether you’re an industry hopeful or just a casual wearer, it’s good to know a thing or two about where your favorite shoe companies get their business done. Read on to get a view and a rundown of where the major players in the footwear realm call home base.
Started by the “Father of Freestyle,” Bob Haro, Haro Bikes is known for both performance and innovation. Now, the brand has teamed up with Vans for a limited edition collection of can’t-miss kicks. Featuring a Vans Authentic and the Sk8-Hi featured here, the set of checkered kicks are perfect for BMX riders and everyday fans alike. You can pick up your pair of these suede and canvas stunners now at shopnicekicks.com for $65.
After a look at the Disney x Vans Vault Sk8-Hi “Mickey Mouse” yesterday, the two entities bring us the Disney x Vans Vault Sk8-Hi “Donald Duck”. The classic Vans Vault model uses royal blue suede on the toe box, tongue and heel spine. Donald Duck graphic print is featured on off-white canvas. White laces, and a white midsole bring the shoe to a close. The Disney x Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Donald Duck is available now at select retailers, including Titolo.