Classic Vans Old Skool, Authentic, Slip-On Cap, Slip-On, and Era models arrive with whimsical twists. Two “Outside In” editions invert the Slip-On and Era so that the labels and markings, along with the elastic, appear on the outside. Two Checkerboard editions of the hybrid Slip-On Cap (which combines the Slip On) and Old Skool mismatch panels of suede and canvas for a deconstructed look. Lastly, the famed black and white checkerboard pattern appears in a blurred print with a slightly dizzying effect on the Authentic and the Old Skool, which features black suede panels on the throat, toe box, and heel.
A slew of VANS options in several silhouettes and colorways hit the shelves. VANS was founded in 1966, and early shoes were manufactured in its Anaheim Factory, the name which the company uses for a line of shoes inspired by the early days. From this line of classics, we are offering an Old Skool 36 DX Corduroy model in black, a white and grey SK8-HI 38 DX, and two colorways of their Classic Slip-On 98 DX, one in navy and another in brown. Aside from those Anaheim Factory releases, a SK8-HI “Hairy Suede” edition arrives in dark navy and white, while another arrives in a light brown “sunflower” colorway. A monochrome Style 36 SF low top arrives with a flame logo on the lateral and medial panels with a white rubber toe cap and hits of black suede. The last offering is a new silhouette called the Staple Bold NI which keeps classic VANS styling with an over-sized formstripe and updated UltraCush liners.
The Vans Quilted Slip-On Lite has reengineered the iconic Vans slip-on style using innovative construction methods to improve comfort, increase flexibility, and reduce the overall weight. Featuring quilted textile uppers, added heel cushioning, and UltraCush Lite sockliners for long lasting comfort, the Slip-On Lite offers a lightweight fit and feel while maintaining the iconic aesthetic of the original Classic Slip-On.
The Vans Suede Sk8-Hi Reissue Shoes comes to us in a new colorway of leather brown. The legendary Vans high top reissued with a vintage sensibility, features padded collars for comfort and signature rubber waffle outsoles for a firm grip. The Vans Pig Suede Old Skool is a low top lace-up featuring sturdy pig suede uppers in Spruce, re-enforced toecaps to withstand repeated wear, padded collars for support and flexibility, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.
Vans was the first company to sponsor BMX riders, and two Era models arrive as a nod to early action sports athletes. A navy and red two-tone option was first adopted in 1976 by Dogtown legends Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta and features a red checkerboard pattern on the midsole. Another yellow and blue model follows the same formula with sturdy canvas and leather lining.
Available now in-store at our Jersey City Location and online at PackerShoes.com
Vans Era (BMX Checkerboard) – True Blue/Yellow ($55)
No stranger to high-profile collaborations, like a recent KAWS capsule, the Peanuts gang links up with Vans for a full range of sneakers and apparel. A Snoopy-inspired collection features two adult options and three more for toddlers. Two SK8-Hi reissues rely on black and white, one black suede and canvas model with Snoopy laying on bones in the shape of the stripe and another with Joe Cool appearing on white canvas which is contrasted by black suede on the toe, eyestays, and heel. The Joe Cool SK8-Hi is also available as a zip model for kids, along with a slip-on pink model with an amorous Snoopy illustration on the toe and an Authentic silhouette in blue with an all-over print of skateboarding Snoopy in various illustrations. The apparel range consists of a short sleeve tee and pocket tee in mineral yellow and classic white, respectively. Also available are two variations on the jockey hat in black and heather grey, each featuring a different character embroidered on the front. Rounding out the collection is the Torrey coach’s jacket in white, featuring a cobranded logo on the left chest.
The entire collection will be available tonight at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com. The men’s footwear will also be available tomorrow at noon at both Packer locations.
Peanuts x Vans Sk8-Hi Reissue – Joe Cool ($75)
Peanuts x Vans Sk8-Hi Reissue – Snoopy Bones ($75)
Peanuts x Vans Toddler Authentic – Skating Snoopy ($37)
Peanuts x Vans Toddler Classic Slip-On – Smack Pearl ($37)
Peanuts x Vans Toddler Sk8-Hi Zip – Joe Cool ($45)
Peanuts x Vans Torrey Coach’s Jacket – White ($60)
Peanuts x Vans Classic Snoopy Tee – Mineral Yellow ($26)
Peanuts x Vans Good Grief Pocket Tee – White ($28)
Peanuts x Vans Jockey Hat – Black/Woodstock ($32)
Peanuts x Vans Jockey Hat – Heather Grey/Joe Cool ($32)
Vans provides an updated take on the Sk8-Hi Zip with the new Weave iteration. The shoe features a premium tonal black leather upper with a huarache weave replacing the traditional side stripe. Tonal waxed laces and a cream cupsole.
Vans Old Skool MTE – Tech Tuff/Dress Blues ($75) Two Vans classic Old Skool models get a winterized update with water-repellant Tec Tuff material, plus lining to keep the feet warm and dry. The outsole gets a seasonal upgrade as well, with increased traction from a lug outsole.
Vans follows up on the success of last season’s snakeskin iterations with an update for the ladies. The pack consists of two Sk8-Hi Slim Zip DXs and an Old Skool DX, all dressed up in a monotone python-embossed upper. The Sk8-Hi’s come in angora white and mauve, while the Old Skool DX sees an atlantic deep green. Silver branding on the heel finishes off all three.