Though these may, at first glance, appear to be a typical pair of Vans, these Old Skool “Reflectives” pack a few surprises. Though we’ve seen these before, it’s been quite some time since they have seen shelves, and this latest pack stays true to its origins. This classic silhouette is comprised of an all suede upper, seen here in Burnt Henna and “Stargazer” blue, with both offset by the typical Vans stripe, seen here in a Reflective material, hence the name. The additional accents of an all black insole, tongue and laces gives these classic kicks a unique twist. No release info as of now, but knowing Vans you can expect to see these hit shelves within the coming months. Stay updated on these and other future releases via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. More photos after the jump.
Having recently presented itself in boot form, the Vans OTW Bedford reaches back for a more traditional infusion with this latest release. The ‘Tribe’ Bedford is a grey canvas build with just a hint of mint green peeking out from the sockliner and outsole. We haven’t seen any of the OTW Collection offering a Van Doren series drop, but thanks to this pair’s patterned innards, they share some common ground with those OG reissue prints. Check out more images after the jump, then grab your ‘Tribe’ Bedfords straight from Vans.
There’s OG and then there’s traditional. Like tribal traditional. Earlier today, we previewed how Bodega and Vans Vault introduced a trio of Authentic LX’s donning patterns and fabrics native to Africa and now Vans is back with a South American vibe. Using the Era, Half Cab, and Sk8-Hi, the six colorways pull intricate embroidery designs full of shapes, color, and patterns based in modern-day Peru finished with premium suede. With True Blue, Pink, Adobe, Orange, and Black color options across the 3 silhouettes, you won’t have trouble finding a few to fit your taste. Just note that the Inca Pack will be delivered in two waves in the coming months, with the Blue/Black Era, the Adobe Brown Half Cab, and the True Blue Sk8-Hi dropping this Fall. The rest of the set will be released next month beginning at $55 via Vans Classicsretailers
Vans Classics introduces the “Inca” pack for Fall 2013 featuring the Era, Half Cab and Sk8-Hi. Inspired by South American textile art, the pack is characterized by two Inca-styled patterns which adorn the footwear assortment for a total of six colorways. Intricate embroidery carries geometric shapes over each edition of the Era as the Half Cab and Sk8-Hi are further embellished with premium suede. The Era, Half Cab and Sk8-Hi are available now at select Vans retailers while the rest of the collection releases in early July.
The Vans OTW Collection is all about creating original styles informed by Off the Wall’s rich skateboarding heritage. This latest addition to the family stands out from previous releases thanks to its relatively intricate build. The new Vans OTW Winslow has a slightly techy feel thanks to the zig-zagging side panel ribbons and eyelets inspired by outdoor footwear, but finds itself firmly grounded in the earthy wisdom of suedes and leathers converging at the moccasin toe. Have a look at the first three colorways below and be ready when the OTW Winslow arrives in July.
Vans clearly has no qualms with trying new things, as evident in this latest pair of Winslow’s. Comprised of leather and canvas, this “sneaker” features a moccasin based design that is split off into a more sport-minded canvas upper with a unique lacing system and added ankle support. Though these Vans may not hit many skatedecks, this is certainly a good pair of kicks for the Vans fan looking for something out of the ordinary. Available in three colorways, black/grey/green, black/grey/blue and brown/black/purple, there truly is something here for anyone. Expect to see these hit shelves sometime in July. More photos after the jump.
Bodega is on the way to truly earning the “Collab Kings” moniker, and this latest collaboration with Vans Vault sees a surprisingly cultural pair of kicks. Based on a “Coming to America” theme, these bold, African inspired, prints are draped across the robust OG Authentic LX silhouette from Vans, and Bodega truly took advantage of all the deluxe features of these beefed up Authentics. These three kicks gets some unique touches, from a two-toned outsole on two of the designs to the unique eyelet colors, specifically the tortoise shell ones. Throw in some leather piping and bold laces and you’ve got a killer pair of Vans sure to turn some heads. These will be available in extremely limited quantities via Bodega. More photos after the jump.
The royal sneakers are clean your highness. The clean combos in question come courtesy of Boston’s Bodega, who have whipped up three pairs of the Vans OG Authentic LX constituting the “Coming to America” pack. The shoes reference the classic Eddie Murphy flick of the same name, their uppers decorated by some traditional looking African patterns that a keen eye just might be able to spot in said movie. Continue reading to get a more in depth look at the group and watch for them to drop soon at Bodega for $110 each.
Boston-based retailer Bodega joined forces with Vans to produce the “Coming to America” pack. Inspired by the eponymous 1988 Eddie Murphy movie, the offering includes Vans’ OG Authentic LX sneaker in a range of colorful African patterns. Details include tortoise shell eyelets and top edge leather piping.
Retailing at $110, the kicks will be available soon in extremely limited quantities from Bodega’s outlet and online.
Although Vans is primarily known for pioneering skate footwear, the brand has always had a place among BMX culture as well, which is why the recently announced Haro Bikes x Vans capsule comes as a welcomed surprise to many familiar with both brands’ autonomy within their respective fields. The collection features the Vans Sk8-Hi in royal blue and Vans Era in lime green, each model covered in vintage racing stripes and checkerboards while proudly displaying the Haro logo on the tongue. Hit the jump for more images and look out for the Haro Bikes x Vans collection to release worldwide come July 15.