This summer, Vault by Vans collaborates with Brain Dead, a creative collective of artists, musicians and designers from all over the world, to create a nine-piece capsule collection inspired by the spirit of subculture. The collection presents unique iterations of Vans classic footwear, apparel and accessories in faded shades of pink, green and yellow with custom hieroglyphic designs. Founded by Kyle Ng and Ed Davis, Brain Dead has quickly emerged into the coveted upper echelon of streetwear fashion, describing itself as “not one person, nor is it one idea; it sits in the space between people.”
This mentality is prominent throughout the collection, emphasizing a disruptive aesthetic across Vans
With a partnership dating back to the early 1980’s, Vans brings forth the third installment of Vans x Peanuts designs, highlighting characters from Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanuts gang. Using vintage illustrations from the late ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, Vans designers bring “Off The Wall” elements to iconic Peanuts moments that remain true to Vans’ unique design aesthetic. The Vans x Peanuts collection of footwear, apparel and accessories launches worldwide June 2.
The Vans x Peanuts collection features six core designs across a variety of silhouettes within the Vans Classics, Surf and Apparel collections. Peanuts protagonist, Charlie Brown, kicks off the collection quite literally as he is seen on a men’s pocket tee and raglan pushing his way on skateboard in pair of Old Skools. Cop his steez with a pair of Old Skools outfitted in yellow canvas and black suede, showcasing a chevron Sidestripe and “Good Grief” embroidered atop the tongue of each shoe.
New performance model launches from Vans’ pinnacle innovation pipeline. Heralding innovation to new levels, Vans Pro Skate ArcAd unveils the UltraRange Pro, a revolutionary performance skate shoe model engineered to advance cushioning and enhance comfort like never before with the introduction of Vans’ first ever co-molded outsole — a custom-tuned Vans UltraCush™ Lite formula bonded to Vans’ original waffle gum rubber outsole. Available only to 40 select Vans Pro Skate accounts worldwide and limited to 600 individually-numbered pairs on Saturday, May 20, the UltraRange Pro ArcAd features:
- A lightweight and durable co-molded outsole merging UltraCush™ Lite and translucent crystal rubber waffle tread for unparalleled cushioning and grip
- Seamless LuxLiner™ internal sock-fit construction for a breathable, snug fit.
- Molded Duracap™ reinforced pig suede uppers in high-abrasion areas for added durability
Vans Classic Lites return for Spring 2017 showcasing innovation across colourways and styles synonymous with the brand. By infusing several Vans silhouettes with modern construction methods like UltraCush Lite technology, the iconic footwear staples such as the Authentic, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi transform into Classic Lites models with improved fit, increased comfort and super light construction. A continuation of the Vans legacy while signifying its progressive design ethos, the Authentic Lite, Old Skool Lite and Sk8-Hi Lite are modified versions of their original vulcanized forms, presenting a diverse assortment of lightweight and comfort-driven Vans Classics with a monochrome appearance.
This spring, Vault by Vans and artist Taka Hayashi come together once again to present the 17th season of Hayashi’s signature Vault by Vans line with the introduction of the Derby Nomad LX. As a revered veteran of Vans’ design team, Hayashi’s commitment to meticulous craftsmanship continues to push the boundaries of Vans footwear design, while maintaining Hayashi’s distinct style and persona through his creations. Available this spring, the Derby Nomad LX is offered in two premium pony hair and suede offerings. The pony hair leopard style debuts in Black Coffee and Tan color variations and is inspired by the late ‘70s punk and hip-hop scenes in New York. The premium suede Desert Mohave and French Vanilla offerings feature a simple, clean look on the sophisticated silhouette.
This spring season Vans introduces the Freshness Pack. Marked by the predominance of red, white and blue and taking inspiration from the 90’s, this range includes hoodies, graphic tees, accessories and footwear. The featured garments adopt a minimalist and 90’s anti-conformist approach to fashion, which is a contrast to flashy trends featured across other decades.
Across footwear, new iterations have been introduced across the Authentic, Old Skool, Era and Sk8-Hi silhouettes. Much like the apparel, footwear features strong seasonal colourways with a throwback to Vans original year of birth ‘1966’ emblazoned across the heel of the iconic Old Skool and Sk8-Hi.
Ty Morrow searched the streets of Perth, Melbourne, Los Angeles and Arizona for this one-of-a-kind video part with technical lines and heavy spots that you only want to visit once. With security in pursuit, Ty stomped his ender weeks after the filming deadline, putting it all on the line for the first Vans BMX video.
2017 Vans BMX Street Invitational: Garrett Reynolds - 1st Place Run | BMX | VANS. Garrett’s highlights were his whole runs, linking so many difficult combos back-to-back. He’s no stranger to winning a contest, and today he deserved another win against the best street riders in the world.