OG Sk8 Hi


Vault by Vans x WTAPS “Original Classics” Collection

Vans and WTAPS go in on their respective 50th and 20th anniversaries with the release of 9 must-have shoes.


Vans 50th Anniversary Vault OG Sk8 Hi and OG Slip On LX and Backpack "Checkered Past"

In addition to the Pro Classics Collection, Vans had their designers work on a special set of Vault OG Sk8 Hi LX, OG Slip On LX, and backpacks for the 50th Anniversary which they have dubbed the "Checkered Past" collection.

The footwear is composed of a premium leather upper that is woven in alternating leather and suede to recreate the classic checkered design that has become ubiquitous with the brand. There are three classic colorways available: black/white, white/off-white, and blue/white and one very vivid colorway that makes use of the full spectrum of the rainbow. Each OG Sk8 Hi LX will have a matching pair of OG Slip On LX.

In addition to the footwear, Vault has created a matching set of backpacks with the same woven design that can be found on the OG Sk8 Hi and OG Slip On LX. You get your choice of black/white or the vivid orange/blue woven designs.

The Vans 50th Anniversary Vault OG Sk8 Hi and OG Slip On LX and Backpack "Checkered Past" will be available tomorrow, March 16th, from Vault stockists like Vans DQM The General. Check your local shop for availability. 


Vans Vault OG Slip On 59 and OG Sk8 Hi LX Animal Print

Vans is certainly no stranger to animals prints. Cheetah fur has long adorned many iterations of the Sk8 Hi and Old Skool. The higher tier models through Vault have also had their share of animals lending their coif to the design, including Taka Hayashi models and and an all pony hair Sk8 Hi LX from a few years back. For February, Vault revisits these elements for the Slip On and Sk8 Hi LX silhouettes with three prints each. 

The OG Slip On 59 LX pairs will all three be dressed in pony hair of different prints accompanied by deluxe leather piping and blocking to break up the patterns. Boasting zebra, leopard, and a lynx pattern, the pairs seem to scream "SLP," at us.

As for the OG Sk8 Hi LX, the pony hair is much more subdued and is relegated to the jazz stripe only. The prints are paired will with tonal uppers: black leather and zebra, rusty red leather and lynx, and a turtle dove grey leather with leopard.

The Vans Vault OG Slip On 59 and OG Sk8 Hi LX Animal Print collection will be available at Vans Vault accounts only starting next week. Check your local stockist for availability. Retail will be $100 and $120 per pair.