Vans x WTAPS

After nearly a decade of collaborations between them, Vans and WTAPS come together again to unveil an eight-piece footwear capsule for Vault by Vans. The project takes inspiration in shape from iconic footwear silhouettes in rebuilding from the ground up the Vans Original Classics, using the same design specifications as their first size runs. To be released September 12th in limited quantities, the line promises to its audience an assortment of Original Classics that combine the design legacies of both brands. The collaboration roots itself in the philosophy of material-worth derived from Japanese craftsmen.

To begin, the first silhouette is a trio of OG Era LX. With a color-way heavily inspired by Japanese school uniform and the “uwabaki” concepts, this style simply replicates the four colors that denote a Japanese student’s grade level. Second to the table is the OG Sk8-Hi LX which combines a set of materials and tones that channel the vintage styling of the iconic Vans Caballero. Featuring embossed reptile nubuck and durable suede reinforcements, this material build can be seen once again on the OG Sk8-Hi LX in grey/black and all-black styles. The final silhouette is the OG Style 36 LX which was created with unity in mind. Taking one hue to all parts of the shoe, the OG Style 36 LX introduces black/black, navy/navy and burgundy/burgundy versions of itself in the Vault by Vans x WTAPS collection.