The 1990s-era Vans Epoch Sport is getting a fresh look, thanks to the pro skateboarder Gilbert Crockett’s company, Quasi.
The Vans x Quasi Epoch Sport Pro LTD — which arrives on Saturday — is an update to the original look, which Vans calls an “obscure shoe introduced in 1994.” The Epoch Sport was known for its subtle branding and clean lines, and it was that minimalist approach that attracted Quasi to partner with Vans to bring the silhouette back in its original athletic aesthetic with updated materials.
The look boasts an embroidered Quasi logo on the instep and a tumbled leather “V” logo. The original Vans tongue label, otherwise seen only on the Sk8-His from the same era, makes a return as well as custom foxing tape original to the 1990s, cotton twill lining, period-specific cotton laces, Duracap-reinforced uppers and a refined fit with period-correct flat collar, larger tongue and contoured toe cap.
“The Epoch Sport Pro LTD is an instant classic that looks as good on-board as off, while maintaining the durability and functionality expected from both brands,” Vans said in a statement.
The collab will be available in limited quantities exclusively through select Vans Pro Skate accounts. The updated take on the skate shoe will debut in two iterations: blue and white; and cream, red and white.
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