Authentic S


WTAPS x Vans Syndicate Authentic 'S' Reissue

The 003 releases of the WTAPS x Vans Syndicate collab were not highly coveted when they released all those years ago. In the last 5 or so years, their popularity has skyrocketed with some deadstock models fetching upwards of $500. From that pack, one colorway remained pretty elusive. It was even a joke amongst collectors to not tell the uninitiated the true colorway name. It's not not uncommon to see the black and white colorways of the "Wings' Authentics to pop up for sale, but the gold pair almost never comes around. We think that is why Vans chose to reissue this colorway of the 003 Wings and not the white or black.

The updated version of the WTAPS x Vans Syndicate Authentic 'S' Reissue will arrive with an extended OG style foxing, premium suede on the toe and heelcaps, and the UltraCush HD footbeds. No news on the box, but we expect to see the same white 10th anniversary drawer-box we have seen with the other reissues.

The WTAPS x Vans Syndicate Authentic 'S' Reissue will arrive at Syndicate retailers globally on Saturday, November 14th. Check your local core skate shop for stocking info. 


Vans Syndicate 029 Retro List Announced - Andy Kessler, Luke Meier, Max Schaaf, WTAPS

Today, Vans Syndicate laid to rest many months of rumors about which pairs will be released and in what colorways. This season's These Days Zine includes a list of models which will be released over the rest of the year. We will see a host of great models in new colorways with familiar names. Here is a rundown of the models and details:

029.174 / Andy Kessler Sk8 Hi Reissue NYC 'S' in black premium leather. August arrival.

029.173 / Luke Meier Seylynn 'S' in white premium leather. September arrival. These were originally called Zero Lo's.

029.172 / Max Schaaf Mountain Edition 4Q 'S' in black premium leather and textile. October arrival.

029.171 / WTAPS Authentic 'S' in yellow premium suede and printed canvas. November arrival. This is confirmation of a rumor that has been circulating all year regarding the release of the yellow WTAPS 'Wings' that were originally samples and never got a wider release. For many, these are a true grail. 

This further fuels the flames of speculation that this is the final year of Syndicate, especially with the boxes for these releases being printed with 2005-2015. The photos we've included are of the original pairs and we are unsure what changes will be made to the final models. As more information and photos become available, we will report it.


Vans Syndicate Mr Cartoon Authentic S 029 Retro

There has been much speculation over the last few months about Syndicate reissuing its most iconic models for 2016. Some people are reporting that this is the final year for the 'S' label and that they intend to go out on a high note. At least part of that gossip was confirmed today when Vans posted the newest Syndicate release online, a reissue of the first 'S' pair in a new colorway.

The original Mr. Cartoon Authentic 'S' was released back in 2005 in blue, white, and black denim with Mr. Cartoon's iconic clown art emblazoned on the white canvas sides. This years reissue will feature the same artwork and materials but will be washed in all black. Forgoing the triple colorway, this year it will only be available in black. Arriving in a custom designed, 10 year anniversary white drawer box, the shoes will also arrive with a Syndicate dust bag, sticker sheet, and flat grey extra laces.

The Vans Syndicate Mr Cartoon Authentic S 029 Retro will arrive at Select Syndicate accounts start July 18th.