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Van Doren Halloween Print Era
Paying tribute to the brand's humble beginnings rooted in 1970s and '80s skate culture, Vans continues to reissue vintage prints as part of the Van Doren Collection. One of the latest to get bumped back into production—and just in time for Halloween...
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Rare '80s Vans + Peanuts Collection Reissued
California's favorite footwear giant announces yet another a killer collaboration for the coming months. While May 2014 saw the introduction of the coveted Star Wars collection, today it's the impossibly cute Vault by Van + Peanuts collection. The...
DESIGN
Atelier Ace and the Art of Collaborations
As one of the more exciting and forward-thinking contemporary hotel chains, Ace is known for consistently delivering an effortless sense of underground style and culturally relevant design at a range of properties in the US, London and Panama. Behind...
STYLE
Eight Slip-On Sneakers
While there's a vibrant world of quality shoelaces for customizing your footwear, sometimes you just don't want to deal with tying them. The following selections sacrifice laces for the sack of ease, but still place style at the forefront. The options...
DESIGN
Vans Stage 4
In 1966 Paul Van Doren introduced the first vulcanized rubber soled shoe specifically designed for skateboarding. Since the introduction of the cupsole design in the 1980s, a debate has roared within the skateboard community between the two styles...
STYLE
Vans by OTH Store
In collaboration with Montreal's urban boutique Off The Hook, the first Vans partner store in Canada will open tomorrow at one of the busiest corners in the city. Not only will it offer the best selection of Vans in Canada with more than 1,500 shoes...
STYLE
Vans x Keren Richter: Wellesley Shoe and Tote
Keren Richter's illustrations of creepy-cute mod girls and ethereal dreamscapes have graced many gallery walls, advertisements and products. In fact she's such a hit Vans asked her to design another shoe for their spring collection, following...
STYLE
Vans Lacey
A hybrid slip-on/boat shoe, you get the best of both worlds with the Vans Lacey. Although I haven't yet tried them on, they look super-comfortable like most Vans. The easy-on and off is always a big attraction and I like that if I need more security...
CULTURE
Six Letter Word: Bloody Vans
It's hard not to sigh at another vector face or skull and diamond combo. I'm guilty of skull overindulgence myself. But Six Letter Word (aka illustrator, Diogo Potes) balances skulls with other macabre themes to create art that actually looks...
STYLE
Classickicks Vans
Made using a 100% wool fabric that features a pattern by textile designer Liora Manné (like the Classickicks Reversible Hoodie), these new Classickicks Vans are set to drop tomorrow 13 January 2007. Limited to an edition of 200 pairs...
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Squidfire Hoodie
Just over a year old, the Baltimore-based line Squidfire now boasts a whole range of goods hand-printed on manual presses with their original designs. In addition to Vans (actually hand-painted), messenger bags and a line for kids, they've recently...
STYLE
Sneaker Freaker, the Book
Culling the best of the first six editions of the bi-annual Sneaker Freaker, the book version is a convenient alternative to shelling out more than seven times the cover price for original back issues (if you can even find them) on Ebay. Following...
STYLE
Sinko Trace by Seth Brau
Sinko Trace. The white on black design is a move toward simplicity from his original Five Three fiesta. They're still distinctively Seth, though, with an abstract pattern spanning the toe boxes and pin stripes on the side. Each pair is finished...
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Josh Podoll
Last week in LA I stopped in on my favorite Apartment No. 9's new Brentwood shop to check out their latest finds. They had just received their shipment of Trovata Vans which are pretty smooth and come in a beautiful wood box. Even more exciting...
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Stüssy XXV Anniversary Limited Edition Vans
Celebrating their 25th year, Stüssy unveiled these Vans Skate Hi Sneakers last week. (Vans, by the way, have been around since 1966 and, like Stüssy, are Southern California O.G.s.) Sean Stüssy, the founder...
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Sneaker Freaker 6
The 6th issue of the Australian Sneaker Freaker magazine arrived here yesterday and it's hands down the best so far. It's got a great balance eye candy and head candy, with stories ranging from the history of Vans to the reality of opening...
STYLE
Vans Mt. Edition Low "S" Canvas Series
The new Syndicate series from Vans brings some freshness to 4 classic models. Each model includes a super sturdy build featuring a new foot bed and added foam padding in the upper. Color variations and artist collaborations are added to the mix as...
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Five Three Custom Vans
Seth Brau's Five Three Footwear specializes in customizing Vans with funkadelic, one-of-a-kind patterns. He starts with a plain white pair of Authentics, Slipons or Chukka Boots; creates the design using fabric markers and sprays them with waterproofing...
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Mandala Vans SK8-HI
These SK8-HI Vans were in a few Parisian shops and I have yet to see them here in the US. Therefor, I suspect they are a European only edition. Regardless, the mandala-esque print is loud and fantastique.
STYLE
Punk Vans
Onward with punk... Vans was showing these lovelies at Soled Out tonight. "How was the event" you ask? Kind of annoying. The kicks were pretty good, but they were all packed in behind a tiny little bar where crowds were 3 and 4 deep. There was...
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Space Invaders Vans
Crooked Tongues held a Space Invaders vs. Vans shoe competition. Viktor Chistyakov from Brooklyn, won with this hot retro tech design. No word on whether they will ever go in to production.
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