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Vans 50th Anniversary Pro Classics Collection - First Wave

Some time ago, we brought you the initial images of one of the things Vans had planned for their big 50th anniversary. Back then, we didn't have any release information to report. We are extremely happy to say that the time has come.

The first wave of the 50th Anniversary Pro Classics will consist of the red/white Duke Kahanamoku Authentic Pro '66, the navy blue Authentic Pro '74, the red/blue Era Pro '76 (the first ever "Off the Wall" shoe), Tony Alva's blue Mid Skool Pro '79, and Spicoli's classic checkerboard Slip On Pro '82. The special 50th anniversary black/gold Sk8 Hi Pro and Authentic Pro is thrown in for good measure. All of the 50th Anniversary Pro Classics come with updated materials and the new UltraCush HD Pro insoles with special 50th Anniversary branding. 

The initial offering from the Vans 50th Anniversary Pro Classics Collection will be available tomorrow March 16th, from retailers like The Vans DQM General in NYC. This is a global release and while they will be widely available from Vans retail stores and dealers, not all stores will have them in stock. Check your local retailer for availability. 

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Supreme x Vans Era "Motion Logo"

Last week, we posted some leaked photos from a japanese publications of an upcoming Supreme collaboration that was rumored to drop this week. This morning, we awoke to confirmation emails regarding the Supreme x Vans Era "Motion Logo." There isn't much to say about the shoes themselves: they are Era Pro's in the classic colorways of red, blue, black, and white with the very popular Supreme motion logo on stamped on the midsole. The white pair opts for a royal blue foxing stripe which give it a very OG feel while the other three go the more contemporary black. Other than that, the shoes are basically the same. What we can talk about, though, is the concept.

ICYMI, this is a big year for Vans. And with that in mind, they have really been reaching back into their archives and putting out shoes that look like they could've been released in the 1970's or 80s. When Vans did collaborations in days gone by, this is what many looked like: a basic upper with branding on the midsole. There have been a lot of rumblings in the forum, Reddit,  and on our Instagram about how simple or lazy this design is, as if those two words are interchangeable. For my part, I couldn't disagree more. I just hope that everybody calling these wack sleeps in on Thursday so I can get that white pair without too much heartache.

The Supreme x Vans Era "Motion Logo" will release on Thursday, March 3rd, exclusively at Supreme stores in NY, LA, and London as well as online. A release in Japan is schedule for March 5th.