Back in 2014, Vans partnered with San Diego based bicycle company Leader Bikes to produce a limited run of footwear that was available in Japan markets only. Only a few pairs were able to make it out of the island nation and into the hands of collectors. Looks like our wait is over. The bike company has teamed up with Vans to create another collection for Summer 2016. Three new shoes, hats, shirts, and a backpack are all coming to the US this month.
The silhouettes chosen for the pack are the Old Skool, Era, and Slip On. The Old Skool is designed with an all black canvas upper and 3M jazz stripe on a black midsole. Both the Slip On and Era will sport Leader branding embroidered onto their heel counters.
The Slip On will arrive with an all 3M upper and black mid while the Era feature a 3M heel counter and checkerboard white/black midsole. Little details like the sprocket eyelet on the top hold of the Era and Old Skool really tie this collab together. Two dual branded tees, a snapback, and a 3M backpack will also be available.
The Leader Bikes x Vans "Night Shift" Collection will be available at ABC Mart and Brotures in Japan on Friday, May 13. For those in the US, you will have to travel to Brotures San Diego for the May 21st release to get your hands on a pair. Retail for the Old Skool will be $99.99USD while the Era and Slip On will be $81,99 each. This release is in store only on a first come, first served basis.