Vans mania isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The latest example is a collaboration with cult Japanese clothing brand Neighborhood. As part of the Vans Vault line, this collection includes the brand’s classic Authentic and Sk8-Hi silhouettes in black and red-based styles.
This collab is heavy on nostalgia, with references to Vans’ iconic checkerboard pattern on the Authentic and a repeating print alluding to the brand’s roots in BMX biking on the Sk8-Hi.
The Neighborhood x Vans Authentic uses a canvas upper and places the checkerboard pattern at the toe and midsole, while the Sk8-Hi blends leather and suede while its canvas side panels get covered in an all-over thumbs-up print.
In addition to the sneakers, this Neighborhood x Vans collection will be accompanied by matching apparel including long-sleeve t-shirts, shorts and bucket hats.
The range drops Saturday from select Vans Vault doors including Taiwan’s Invincible.