Two companies that are very familiar with collaborating on classic skate silhouettes with Vans are Patta and BEAMS. Next month, they will join forces with Vans JP to release the "Mean Eyed Cat" Old Skool JP. Comprised primarily of black suede with canvas notes on the upper, the white Patta branding on the sidewall really breaks up the tonal blocking nicely. The white and red foxing print is one of those details we really love and wish we'd see more of stateside. A red heeltab, dual branded sock liners, and "Team Patta" printed laces finish off this pair.
The Patta x BEAMS x Vans Japan Old Skool JP "Mean Eyed Cat"will be available September 25th at the Patta pop-up shop in Harajaku as well as BEAMS retailers throughout Japan. Don't expect a wider release to happen.