Coming in Green/Blue, Black/Pink, and Blue/Red, the sneaker uses suede on the toebox and overlays with the checkboard paneling using a watercolor-like aesthetic. Awake branding is debossed on the lateral side of the toe and features Vans’ signature branding on the stripe, tongue tag, and heel logo.
“It’s exciting that Awake NY can serve as a conduit between the East and West Coasts. A partner like Vans truly complements us, and vice versa,” Awake NY founder Angelo Baque said. “As with all our collaborations, the community is the foundation. We’re looking forward to working with Fresh Youth Initiatives, and Children of Promise, NY. With the power of Vans, Greenhouse, and Foot Locker behind us, we’re truly able to make a difference.”
The Awake NY x Vans Sk8-Hi will retail for $90 and is set to drop first on October 15th at awakeclothing.com with a wider release on Greenhouse on October 20th and Foot Locker on October 22nd. Check out the editorial photos featuring Buffalo’s finest Westside Gunn below as well as on-white photos of the collaboration.
Awake NY x Vans Sk8-Hi
Release Date:October 15, 2021