Cult Japanese streetwear label WTAPS and California sneaker-maker Vans have a rich history of collaboration. This latest collection represents the brands’ 12th collaboration, offering new premium takes on classic Vans silhouettes. The ‘Bones’ motif has been a reoccurring motif in previous collaborations between the two labels and returns once more for the second drop of this season’s collaboration.
The now-iconic Vans Sk8 Hi shoe was first introduced by the label in the 70s under the name ‘Style 38.’ It was the first Vans shoe to incorporate extra ankle padding in order to reduce ankle injuries among skateboarders and features the wavy sidestripe that has become a central visual motif of the Vans brand. With this collaboration, WTAPS recreate the iconic skate shoe in line with their vision of premium Japanese streetwear.
The WTAPS x Vans OG Sk8 Hi LX Bones shoe takes the features of the classic Sk8 Hi shoe as its starting point: a three-piece upper, lace-up closure, padded tongue with woven Vans ‘Off the Wall’ label, leather lining at the padded collar, extra padding around the ankle, signature leather side stripe, a rubber midsole with the Vans ‘Off the Wall’ logo on an embossed panel at the heel, and, of course, the iconic brown waffle outsole. Here in the Orange / White colourway, the enhanced detailing of this WTAPS edition includes a premium suede upper, embroidered WTVUA branding at the heel, and embroidered ‘Bones’ detailing across the midsole.
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