Vault by Vans x END. – “Nordic Wool” OG Old Skool LX (11.24.17) #ENDClothing

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Here’s something entirely fresh and new.  END. Clothing has teamed up with Vault by Vans, to bring this cozy Winter-themed OG Old Skool LX to us.  Available in a Black or Marshmallow knit pattern, sitting on top of a turtledove mid-sole, and featuring premium leather panels throughout the shoe.  To get a better idea of the thought and inspiration behind this release, here’s a little excerpt from END.:

“As winter draws closer and we look to rejuvenate, it’s time to master the art of home hibernation. Now the slate-grey skies and notoriously bleak weather has arrived, overindulge in comfort and hunker down using the art of Hygge; a calm togetherness and celebration of life’s simple pleasures. This END. x Vault by Vans OG Old Skool ‘Nordic Wool’ merges sustainability, fashion and the Danish way of living into a shoe that works well on the sidewalk and skateboard.

Evolving the classic with turtle dove woollen uppers and a natural leather sidestripe, marshmallow hues and a gum rubber outsole round off the hyggelig atmosphere, like mallows roasting over a crackling log fire.

Taking Hygge into the great outdoors, embark on long walks with cosy serenity at your feet.”

END. is holding an online raffle system for a chance to purchase either colorway, that runs until 11.24.17 1:00 BST.  All winners are chosen randomly, and will be notified within 3 hrs. of the draw finishing.

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Vault by Vans x Ace Hotel – Old Skool LX (Available Now for Pre-order)

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Vault by Vans has teamed up with Ace Hotel, to bring to you these exclusive Old Skools, featuring black hairy suede, olive drab canvas, with a deleted jazz stripe.  The shoe also features a message on the sidewall that says “The world is as you are”.  Clean, simple, and limited.  There’s also a custom box designed specifically for this release, which always adds a nice finishing touch to a special project or collab.  You can pre-order these now on Ace’s webshop for $95, and they ship Dec. 8th.

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Vans ArcAd x Powell Peralta x Taka Hayashi – Caballero TH Pro, Style 138 TH Pro, & TH Jacket (11.11.17 via @silostore) #silo #silostore

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“Crafted in collaboration with Japanese artist and Vault by Vans designer Taka Hayashi, the Vans Pro Skate ArcAd Powell Peralta x TH collection commemorates a decades-long legacy of innovation in skateboarding, showcasing unforgettable imagery from Powell Peralta’s signature skate deck graphics archive. The capsule breathes life back into memorable illustrations such as the 1985 Future Primitive logo, Bones fonts, and the principal skull and sword graphics for which Powell Peralta is known.

Featuring elevated renditions of the Caballero Pro ArcAd and the Style 138 Pro ArcAd and limited to only 600 pairs worldwide, the capsule pays apropos tribute to the team that forever changed the face of competitive skateboarding in the 80s, the Bones Brigade, celebrating members such as Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen, Tommy Guerrero and Jesse Martinez.

Known for his sharp attention to detail and premium material executions, Taka Hayashi reimagines his favorite Powell Peralta motifs on the Caballero Pro ArcAd and Style 138 Pro ArcAd. The Style 138 Pro includes a Powell Peralta Experimental tonal screen print on quarter panel, the Future Primitive logo embroidery on heel, and a woven Experimental crest & TH tongue label.

As one his favorite brands since childhood, Hayashi reminisces, “One of the first Powell Peralta boards I purchased was a Skull & Sword Ray “Bones” Rodriguez, created by Vernon Courtlandt Johnson, an artist I looked up to. I must have been ten years old at the time. I went in to Rip City Skate shop and was amazed with all the colors, graphics, and the unique shape of the boards, but that skull & sword really stood out to me.” This collection marks Taka Hayashi’s second Vans Pro Skate project, following the release of his 18th season of Vault by Vans designs this past September.”

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Vans Classics – Full Cab (November 2017)

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Words via Vans:

“Building off the legacy of the brand’s first ever signature shoe, Vans presents an updated take on the Full Cab. Featuring suede and crocodile embossed leather with an all-new gold dragon lace lock, the high-top is offered in four seasonal colors including blanc de blanc, black, racing red and the Foot Locker-exclusive: scarab green. The Full Cab is arguably the first signature athlete shoe to be released in the skateboarding industry and has continued to define skateboarding footwear for the better part of a decade. Built with function, performance and protection in mind for the quickly evolving vert skateboarding scene of the early ‘90s, the shoe has steadily transitioned into a lifestyle staple. Originally named the Caballero, the shoe was first released in 1989 and today, represents the first wave of signature shoes in skateboarding. Steve Caballero himself played an instrumental role in designing the Full Cab.

“I wanted a shoe that was functional for vert and skating pools but that was also stylish,” Caballero says of his signature high top. He incorporated reinforced toe pieces and extra ankle support for protection while skating steep transition. “Before I was sponsored by Vans, I was wearing a lot of different high tops — mostly old basketball shoes. If you look closely at the Full Cab, you can see some of the inspiration there from the ankle support to the structural top closure.”

While the premium materials and gold lace lock detail are new, the shoe’s silhouette and signature flying dragon logos are a period-perfect callback to ‘90s skate style. The latest Full Cab offering is a testament to Vans’ rich history in both skateboarding and sneaker culture.”

The Full Cab will retail for $95 USD and will be available in an extended size range. The latest Full Cab collection will be available at Footlocker and select Vans wholesale accounts beginning this November. For more information please visit vans.com/fullcab.

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Vans x The North Face – Collection (11.3.17) #thenorthface #vansxtnf

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Vans and The North Face, outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear leader, join forces for a new Holiday 2017 collection.

Championing values of innovation and adventure, Vans partners with The North Face this season to create an exclusive collection of apparel, accessories and footwear that fuse each brand’s quality of design to create functional cold weather offerings. Available in a bold scheme of black, white, red and yellow colorways, the partnership highlights the Vans Old Skool and Sk8-Hi silhouettes, along with apparel and accessories treated with a signature technology to take you from urban terrain to rural landscapes, while keeping you warm and dry along the way.

With help from The North Face trusted Thermoball™ technology, Vans updated the Torrey Jacket with the synthetic PrimaLoft® fill to guarantee lightweight warmth in the coolest of conditions. The Vans x TNF Torrey MTE quilted jacket is featured in three colorways – red, black and yellow, and signed off with a Vans x TNF embroidered patch on the front. In accessories, Vans reimagines the iconic The North Face Base Camp Duffle, modified for the first time ever to include a skateboard strap. The bag dons the iconic The North Face logo with embroidered patch detailing.

Finally, Vans unveils four iterations of the Sk8-Hi MTE and Old Skool MTE, each featuring The North Face logo on the back heel counter, The North Face custom eyelet and a checkerboard lugged outsole. The full collection matches back to the primary red and yellow colorways, in addition to classic black and white for a striking contrast.

Vans and The North Face were founded in California in 1966 with a shared mission to inspire a lifestyle of exploration and creative expression. The Vans x The North Face collaboration launches globally on November 3, 2017.

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Vans – Embossed Sidewall Authentic & Old Skool (Available Now!)

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Vans introduces a six-piece capsule that reimagines the Authentic and Old Skool models in updates perfect for holiday styling. Focusing the design elements on the sidewall, Vans designers took on traditional vulcanization to include embossed ridges and studs for an edgy new take on heritage icons.

Vans first shoe, the Authentic, takes on new heights as the Authentic Platform 2.0. The raised sidewall in tonal black features ridging details reminscent of a traditional creeper silhouette and is finished with d-ring lacing. The Authentic Platform 2.0 is available in two all-over suede executions including a black to the floor and red/black colorway. The final colorway features a blend of black suede and leopard printed canvas. The companion to the offering comes from the Old Skool, which delivers an ode to punk styling with tonal embossed studs on the sidewall. The Old Skool is available in three executions including blanc de blanc, chili pepper and all black made up in patent leather with a tonal matte leather Sidestripe.

The Embossed Sidewall Pack retails for $65 – $75 USD and will be available to shop in Vans retail stores and online at Vans.com/Classics now.  Click on pic above!

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Vans ArcAd x Santa Cruz x Taka Hayashi – Old Skool Pro TH & Chukka 95 Pro TH (10.28.17) via @silostore #silo

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Designed in collaboration with revered Japanese artist and Vault by Vans designer Taka Hayashi, the Vans Pro Skate ArcAd Santa Cruz x TH collection celebrates decades of classic design heritage to honor some of the most renowned skateboarding mottos and motifs of all time including Santa Cruz’s bold slogan, “Skateboarding Is Not A Crime.” Santa Cruz Skateboards remains a pioneer of the industry, having created the most cherished deck graphics in skateboarding history since the early 80s.

Blending Taka Hayashi’s meticulous craftsmanship of premium materials and bespoke embroidery detailing, the Santa Cruz Pro x TH Skate capsule showcases an Old Skool Pro ArcAd and Chukka Pro ArcAd in rich leather and suede iterations, highlighting original artwork by Hayashi and logos by Santa Cruz Skateboards.

Inspired by skateboarding culture throughout his childhood, Hayashi remarks, “Santa Cruz’s endless archive of awesome skateboard graphics, logos, and fonts that defined the 80’s skateboarding scene left a huge impact on me as an artist and a skater. I really looked up to their style and artists like Jim Phillips, whose signature artwork continues to inspire me to this day.” This collection marks Taka Hayashi’s first-ever Vans Pro Skate project, following the release of his 18th season of Vault by Vans designs this past September.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
• UltraCush HD sockliner
• Vans’ original Sidestripe and Santa Cruz graphics, including the famed “Skateboarding Is Not A Crime” slogan displayed on the foxing of each style, along with original skull artwork by TH
• Constructed with the highest quality suedes and leathers; offered in Old Rose and Oatmeal tones with black foxing and waxed cotton laces
• Original Santa Cruz label woven on the tongue and heel scab
• Limited to 600 individually numbered pairs worldwide
• Second laces are custom “OFF THE WALL” screened graphics
• Includes custom Taka scene decal

Available this SUNDAY Oct. 29th Online at Silo!

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Vault x Bodega – “Sub Rosa” Old Skool LX & Mid Skool LX (11.4.17) @bdgastore

Words via Bodega:

“There’s a Vans for every occasion, and every customer, so why should that exclude the expression of desire? We get it though; having a bunch of uptight types bring the hammer of “public decency” down on you can really kill the mood. That’s where the Sub Rosa pack comes in.

Latin for “under the rose”, sub rosa is an age-old phrase denoting discretion and secrecy, the Sub Rosa pack is all about erotic entertainment amongst enthusiastically consenting adults in a high class, safe and comfortable atmosphere.

Featuring a romantic rose motif, incorporated into the classic skate designs of the Old Skool and Mid Skool , the Sub Rosa design is a discreet, tasteful way to let your partner know that you are adventurous and up for anything, while also being sensitive and aware of their needs.

Now that you’ve got the right footwear, take those first steps into the garden of desire. There’s no need to be shy about it. We won’t tell anyone. Everything stays right here underneath the roses.

The Bodega x Vans Vault ‘Sub Rosa’ pack releases Saturday, November 4th at Bodega, bdgastore.com, and ComplexCON. Each pair comes packaged in a custom branded box, with a complimentary calendar and rose – retail is set at $90 for the Old Skool and $100 for the Mid Skool.”

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Vans – UltraRange Hi (Holiday 2017)

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Words via Vans:

“Introducing the first evolution of Vans’ latest design innovation, the UltraRange, Vans expands the collection this holiday to debut the UltraRange Hi, a new high-top construction. Upholding the model’s signature co-molded midsole, the UltraRange Hi offers additional ankle support and cushioning while maintaining the functional benefits of merging Vans UltraCush™ Lite foam with Vans’ original waffle outsole for elevated comfort and versatility.

With an attractive boot-like design, the UltraRange Hi highlights the added functionality of Vans MTE features, incorporating warm linings and premium suede uppers with water-resistant finishes to accommodate fluctuating outdoor conditions.  The new high-profile silhouette is the perfect companion for your next adventure, providing the versatility, comfort and protection you need all winter long!

UltraRange Hi Features

  • Vans’ first-ever co-molded midsole merging UltraCush™ Lite foam cushioning with rubber inspired by Vans’ original waffle outsole for elevated comfort and versatility
  • LuxLiner™ internal sock-fit construction for seamless comfort
  • Vans’ reverse waffle lug offering superior grip and traction
  • Rapidweld stitchless construction for increased flexibility in high-abrasion areas while reducing pressure points on the foot
  • Premium suede, leather and nylon with water-repellant finish

Marking a major milestone in Vans’ footwear design history, the UltraRange debuted earlier this year, inspiring the path to adventure worldwide. Raising the bar for innovation after more than five decades of rich design heritage, the UltraRange emphasizes Vans’ expanded vision to create a versatile footwear model that provides advanced comfort, lightweight traction, and superior mobility combined with Vans’ timeless style.”

The Vans UltraRange collection embraces a life of exploration, enabling creative pursuits from all corners of the globe to inspire you to get there—new cities, new spots, new unknowns. Visit Vans.com/Ultrarange to learn more.

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Vans – Fuzzy Suede Pack (Holiday 2017)

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Words via Vans:

“This holiday season, two Vans Classic icons receive a premium materialization update presenting a retro look reminiscent of ‘70s skate styling. The five-piece assortment draws upon 51 years of Vans design heritage to remaster the Old Skool and Classic Slip-On in a fuzzy suede for a modern take with vintage inspiration.

The fuzzy suede adds a textured look and feel to the Old Skool and Classic Slip-On. The Old Skool is available in three retro-inspired colorways including medal bronze, birch and ballad blue all which have been resurged from the Vans archives. Each Old Skool is finished with cotton laces, a marshmallow outsole and white suede Sidestripe. Two Classic Slip-On executions are color-blocked to showcase matching vamp and heel panels that are accented by blue quarter panels.”

The Fuzzy Suede Pack will be available to shop in Vans retail stores and online at vans.com/Classics beginning this October.

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