Renowned skateboard brand Vans is continuing its 10th anniversary celebration of its Vans Syndicate label — featuring skate shoes available exclusively at independent skateboard retailers —with another collaboration. This time, the brand has teamed up with veteran skater and motorcycle builder Max Schaaf.
The Max Schaaf Mountain Edition 4Q S is set to hit stores on Saturday and will retail for $100.
For the fourth release celebrating the Vans Syndicate anniversary, the Schaaf utilizes the brand’s heavy-duty mid-cut shoe, dressing it in military-grade leathers and employing features in the design meant for the most hard-core, aggressive skateboarder, as well as details inspired by bikes and Schaaf’s hometown of Oakland, Calif.
The tough-looking shoe is all black, with full-grain leather on the upper, including a standout forefoot strap. The shoe features a raised collar for better ankle protection, a heat-resistant suede lining, the brand’s Ultracush HD footbeds and original waffle-gum sole, a hidden Syndicate logo in the Velcro strap and custom Max Schaaf tank art on the sock liner with the signature Syndicate 10th Anniversary gold logo.
Schaaf was one of Vans Syndicate’s first collaborators, having worked with the brand in 2009.
This is the second Vans Syndicate collaboration to hit stores this month. The first, released on Oct. 3, was the Andy Kessler Sk8-Hi Reissue NYC S, retailing for $110. On Sept. 19, the label released the Vans Syndicate Seylynn S, designed by fashion label OAMC’s creative director and co-founder, Luke Meier, with a retail price of $100.