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After much teasing and rumors, we finally have full release details and images of the highly anticipated collaboration between Canada's Raised By Wolves, Off The Hook, and Vans Vault.
via Off The Hook:
We are proud to introduce the latest chapter in OFF THE HOOK’s ongoing Vans OTH project, and a collaborative endeavour with Canadian brand Raised by Wolves. The Vans x OTH x RBW Pack has been conceived around Montreal’s precocious weather and the concept of intertwining different relationships and materials into a single project.
The Vans x OTH x RBW Pack represents two of the most important relationships in Canadian streetwear coming together under a single project. The Vans OTH project has provided the most important selection of Vans in Canada, as well as a number of notable collaborations, while OFF THE HOOK and Raised by Wolves have been longtime partners, often teaming to launch Raised by Wolves’ seasonal collections at the Montreal shop. These two relationships coming together inspired uniting suede and leather on a single pair of shoes.
The Vans x OTH x RBW Pack has been built around two classic Vans silhouettes, the Sk8-Hi LX and the Old Skool Zip LX, with a number of modern twists applied to each that transform both pairs into weather-ready sneakers that merge Vans’ strong history with OFF THE HOOK and Raised by Wolves’ modern streetwear aesthetic. Both the Sk8-Hi LX and the Old Skool Zip LX feature leather and suede panelling, with the left foot constructed from a premium leather upper and suede toe box, while the right foot is constructed using premium suede for the upper and leather for the toe box. Both pairs have been outfitted with water-resistant Scotchguard technology, sealed zippers, and gusseted tongues, to ensure that Montreal’s temperamental weather doesn’t dampen your feet, or your mood. The Vans x OTH x RBW Pack has been outfitted with Vans MTE soles, to ensure maximum grip in slippery conditions. Additionally the Sk8-Hi LX and Old Skool Zip LX feature reflective Jazz Stripes to make sure that both pairs are as equipped for the night, as they are for the day.
The Vans x OTH x Raised by Wolves pack will be released in-store at OFF THE HOOK and online on shop.offthehook.ca and raisedbywolves.ca on Saturday, February 27th at 11am. The Sk8-Hi Zip LX retails at $180CAD, while the Old Skool Zip LX checks in at $150CAD.
Montreal's premiere boutique Off the Hook is back with their newest collaboration with Vans Vault. This time, in the form of a greek embossed suede Slip On LX.
We are proud to introduce the Vans x OTH AΩ Slip-On LX, celebrating the shop’s 15 year anniversary and uniting OTH's joint Greek and Quebecois heritage.
The letters AΩ have great significance in Greek culture, and symbolize that every story has a beginning and an end. With OTH celebrating its 15 year anniversary, the AΩ Project serves as a way to examine the shop’s roots and its history over the last decade and a half. Thus, the AΩ Slip-On LX touches on both the Greek roots of OTH’s founders, and its history within Montreal’s streetwear scene. The letter A is lightly embossed on the top of the right shoe, while the left shoe carries an embossed Ω. Further tying together the joint heritage in Greece and Quebec is the colour-scheme, which features grey suede and blue stripes, with grey symbolizing a solid foundation as it’s a classic colour that can be worn season after season and blue stripes representing both Greece and Quebec.
As part of the AΩ Project, we teamed up with Quebec designer Isaac Larose, of Larose Paris, to bring a new and unique vision to a classic silhouette. We also called upon photographer Vassilis Karidis, of Dapper Dan, to shoot a lookbook that embodies the spirit of today’s youth in Athens. The shoot was styled by Nicholas Georgiou, also of Dapper Dan.
The Vans x OTH AΩ Slip-On LX ($90 +tax) will be available in limited quantity on Thursday, September 3rd at 10AM in store and 12PM on the online store, with shipping offered worldwide.
We'll also be celebrating the launch of the AΩ Slip-On LX on Thursday night, as of 7pm, in the Vans OTH space. You'll be treated to a live DJ and catering inspired by the shoe's theme! Space is limited, so we ask you to RSVP on the Facebook page.