Mike Gigliotti and seen and saw it all when it comes to skateboarding from designing board graphics to opening Lotties Skateshop in Los Angeles and the artist/designer/skater has teamed up with Vans on a collection featuring the Vans Skate Half Cab, Old Skool, and Trek Slip-On dropping later this week.
The updated take on the Half Cab for the 30th anniversary of the sneaker is seen in the iconic two-tone blue color blocking with Mike’s touch of his graphics seen on the lateral collar tag, debossed on the heel, and on the insoles. The Old Skool takes a much more loud approach with skulls, barbed wire, roses, and more seen on medial and lateral panels with the Jazz Stripe seen in red. More of Mike’s graphics are seen on the insole as well as debossed on the heel with a drop-in PopCush cushioning and Duracap midsoles and classic gum rubber outsoles finishing off the sneaker. Lastly, the Trek Slip-On features a graphic print in red all over the black base of the shoe which would go well for the beach alongside the boardshorts and beach towel that are also in the collection.
The Mike Gigliotti x Vans Collection is set to drop on July 29th via Vans.com and at select Vans retailers with prices ranging from $45 to $85. Check out the editorial photos featuring Mike alongside Andrew B Allen and Andrew Reynolds below and for all the latest drop dates, head over to our Sneaker Release Dates page.