Year in and year out, Vault by Vans releases a fresh collection full of stately takes on some of the California-based brand’s most classic silhouettes, and with a change of seasons right around the corner an official lookbook for their recently-released fall collection has surfaced. Shot by Julian Klincewicz—a photographer known for his raw lo-fi style and work with everyone from Kanye West to Gosha Rubchinskiy to Jay-Z—the collection consists of the , Vans Authentic, Vans Slip-On and Vans Epoch Sport. Bold prints and classic colorways are the name of the game for Vault this season, as the Slip-On receives both a leopard print and a classic checkered variation, while the Authentic arrives in both leopard and cow prints. If animal prints aren’t really your thing, the collection has you covered with classic colorways as well: the Epoch Sport, Old Skool, and Slip-On all feature simple, refined colors like black, cumin, and different shades of blue.
After causing quite a stir upon their initial release in June, the deconstructed Virgil Abloh-esque take on the classic is set to return to shelves next month. This updated take on the iconic silhouette adds an audacious lace system—strictly for looks, of course—to the throat, and also moves the red “Off The Wall” tab that usually adorns the heel to the lateral side of the midsole. The medial side features its fair share of unique quirks as well: a semi-circle rubber patch with checkerboard detailing arrives right by the arch, and a rough-hewn patch of stretchy fabric covers the elastic binding for a final deconstructed touch.
Vans and Independent are two brands with unmatched skateboarding heritage, the former for their revolutionary skate footwear and the latter for their nearly unbreakable trucks. In celebration of Independent’s 40th anniversary, the pillars of skate culture are coming together for a co-branded capsule collection of sneakers and apparel that prominently feature both the Vans checkerboard motif and the Independent cross logo. The partners have joined forces for three sneaker silhouettes—a , Vans Slip-On and Vans TNT Advanced Prototype—all of which feature UltraCush footbeds for impact protection, Duracap uppers for extreme durability, and classic Vans waffle outsoles for still-unmatched board feel.
One of most illustrious collaborative collections is undoubtedly with Fear of God frontman Jerry Lorenzo. Lorenzo has released a number of Fear Of God Branded Vans Eras across his numerous capsules, including one variety that came dressed in red and white. For the majority of you that missed out on that hotly sought after pair, Vans has a consolation prize that should do the trick. Dressed in a summer-ready combination of white and red, this new look from the world’s top skate footwear brand is popping up at shops the likes of Sneaker Politics today.