Vans and Los Angeles-based apparel brand Free & Easy have teamed up for a collection that embodies what makes life in Southern California great: long days on the beach.
The collection, which is through the premium Vault by Vans line, is “inspired by surfers of generations past.” It has a retro feel and a 1970s-inspired color palette, which has appropriately been described as mellow. The looks are dressed in what Vans is describing as sun-soaked gold and orange hues as well as several ocean-tinted jewel tones.
The lineup includes a reimagined pair of beloved shoes: the OG Sk8-Hi LX and the OG Era LX.
For the OG Sk8-Hi LX, Vans and Free & Easy created two different looks of the shoe, with one employing a mango mojito and marshmallow color scheme and the other dressed in blue and marshmallow hues. The looks feature “Don’t Trip” branding on the lateral side, which is synonymous with Free & Easy.
As for the OG Era LX, Vans and Free & Easy opted for a “psychedelic” look. The colorways of the two shoes employe marshmallow and dress blues hues, which are paired with Vans’ Yin Yang print.
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Aside from the footwear, Vans and Free & Easy will deliver a range of apparel including T-shirts, a hoodie, a long-sleeved T-shirt, hats and socks.
The Vault by Vans x Free & Easy collection arrives via Freeandeasy.com and at select Vault retailers on Sept. 4.