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Your favorite Classics, Only Lighter!
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This fall, Vans is proud to launch the new Vans LXVI Classic Lites collection, an innovative perspective in design and comfort featured on Vans’ most iconic styles to date. Bolstered by LXVI’s rigorous design principles and influenced by Vans’ storied heritage in footwear history, The Classic Lite capsule brings new meaning to lightweight comfort in the styles we know and love to introduce three new staple silhouettes: the Authentic Lite, the Old Skool Lite and the Sk8-Hi Lite. LXVI’s latest innovation re-engineers Vans Classics using modern construction methods to focus on improved fit, increased overall comfort and weight reduction. While each style maintains its original, unforgettable aesthetic, the result boasts a completely new fit and feel thanks to functional features such as Vans’ unique ActionFit last shape and proven UltraCush Lite sole unit.
The Vans LXVI Classic Lite collection is offered this season in a wide assortment of basics, prints, and patterns including bubble camo, checkerboard and desert camo. All three styles are available now at select Vans LXVI retailers including Vans retail locations, Vans.com, Footlocker retail locations and Footlocker.com. For more information on the LXVI collection, photos and the full retailer list, visit vans.com/lxvi.
Earlier this year Vans sent Dakota Roche down to Australia to break in his new signature shoe and as you’d expect, he fucking crushed it. Filming a three minute section in a week would probably freak a lot of dudes out, but it obviously ain’t nothin to a G.
Dak let his riding do the talking in the official promo for the Cult x Vans tires, but in this video, he turns his beastmode off for a minute to give us some insight on why he loves these things. Don’t worry though, beastmode will be back on June 2nd when we see what he got done on his recent trip to Australia.
I knew Tom Deville was progressing quickly but I didn’t know he was getting THIS good! Alex Valentino notified it and put him on the French Vans team and this is his welcome video. Alex also filmed and edited the whole thing and it’s banging! Lots of dope fakie stuff mixed with dialed grind combos!
The new Cult x Vans tire is now out and available worldwide! Dakota Roche has been running them for a minute now and he filmed a bunch of sick clips to promote the product! So good!
“This thing is big, fast, and grippy as hell. Available all black in 2.35″ for $27.99″
Judging from this video and some of the photos we saw from Dakota and Kachinsky on Instagram, the scene down in Chile is insane. The locals looked HYPED to be riding alongside some of their favorite pros and the crowd was just stoked in general. Always awesome to see scenes around the world thriving like this!
I’m not even a Star Wars nerd and I think this Aloha Yoda print is some of the best shit I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Fuckin Yoda mixed in with some flowers. Amazing.
In case you haven’t figured it out, Vans has teamed up with Star Wars for some Star Wars inspired Vans goodies (duh). This project came out pretty awesome overall. Click below to eyeball all the softgoods and to get all the info you need.
The Vans x Star Wars collection kicks off with a six-piece offering from Classics. Aligning with the Dark Side, Vans introduces two colorways of the Authentic featuring Boba Fett and Stormtrooper characters. The Boba Fett camo color-up enhances the bounty hunter’s disguise alongside the Death Star, Darth Vader and the Stormtrooper to paint a dark scene of the evil Empire. The second style surfaces in the Stormtrooper bandana print that mashes up one of Vans archived patterns with the Galactic Empire’s henchmen for a discreet, all-over arrangement. Yoda brings balance to the Force with his special takes on the Authentic and Sk8-Hi Reissue. Blended with Vans’ Hawaiian pattern and images of Yoda, the peaceful aloha motif covers the uppers of the low top and hits each quarter panel of the high top. As a tribute to the original film, Vans pairs the Classic Slip-On with the 1977 poster artwork from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and showcases the Era in comic-book style graphics from vintage Star Wars merchandise. Young Padawans and small Sith lords can enjoy the collection as well with kid and toddler-sized shoes featuring the Yoda-inspired art and comic-book graphics as well as two kids-specific Stormtrooper and Darth Vader prints.
As a tie back to Classics footwear, Vans x Star Wars brings forth an assortment of men’s apparel and women’s accessories. The men’s series highlights the Yoda aloha and Stormtrooper bandana prints across a selection of tees, with an additional cap, backpack and sock pack dedicated to Yoda’s special pattern. The women’s range of accessories incorporates both sets of imagery into a focused, fashion-forward ensemble of backpacks and hats. The Vans x Star Wars Classics and Apparel collection will be available this June at Vans retail stores and select locations globally.
This coveted assortment comes to a close with a limited installment of footwear under Vans’ premium label, Vault by Vans. The Vault by Vans x Star Wars collection launches with two rare Vans prints from the ‘80s that incorporate images of Star Wars villains into Vans original Classic forms. The vibrant Miami print includes the silhouette of Imperial AT-AT Walkers into the aesthetic for a collage pattern across the OG Sk8-Hi LX and OG Slip-On LX. The Pirate print explores the Dark Side with an updated design that replaces the original skull and sword configuration with images of Darth Vader, Stormtrooper helmets and lightsabers for special color-ups of the OG Era LX and OG Sk8-Hi LX. The OG Half Cab LX hosts the ultimate showdown between good and evil with an all-white Yoda colorway going head-to-head with an all-black Darth Vader version. With less than 300 pairs of each style produced, this Vault by Vans special assortment will be available this May exclusively at the Vans DQM General in Boston and New York, Opening Ceremony locations in Los Angeles, London, New York and Ace Hotel New York, Off the Hook in Montreal, Colette in Paris, Firmament in Berlin and Tresbien in Sweden.