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DQM x Vans Vault Style 36 LX and Sk8 Hi LX "The Halves"

New for spring, DQM partners with Vans Vault for a new collection of tonal black and white Sk8 Hi and Style 36 LX. 

via DQM:

DQM will be releasing its Spring 16 footwear collection in collaboration with Vans this Friday, February 26th. The collection inlcudes an OG SK8-Hi LX and an OG Style 36 LX, both produced in all black and all white premium leather color ways. Made exclusively for DQM, the shoes are inspired by a study in minimalism, and in contrasts and transitions: two parts of one, light and dark, black and white, and the gray areas.

The shoes combine a feeling of minimalism, with refined, pared-back styling and a completely monotone palette, with a feeling of luxury, fabricated in soft, super premium full-grain leather and featuring quilted leather tongues and gold foil printing on cork insoles. They have a deconstructed look with minimal branding, simple punched eyelets and high-density printed side-stripes. The shoes feature ‘The General: DQM for Vans’ branding on the insoles and ‘DQM’ logos at the heel tabs.

Produced in a limited edition, “The Halves” collection will be available in men’s and women’s sizes exclusively at The Vans DQM General in SoHo, New York on Friday, February 26th.

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Steven Alan x Vans Vault Style 36 and Sk8 Hi LX OG "Corduroy"

Until recently, not many of us knew Steven Alan was a Vans Vault retailer and now they have their very collaboration with the LX brand. Steven Alan designers teamed up with Vault to produce a Sk8 Hi and Style 36 LX OG with a material we don't see in use too much these days: corduroy. Sidewalls of both models are draped in an ultra-dark blue corduroy while the rest is blocked in black suede. The Sk8 Hi opts for the tonal black midsole while the 36 keeps it white and clean. Dual branding on the sock liners and a custom box finish off the pair.

The Steven Alan x Vans Vault Style 36 and Sk8 Hi LX OG "Corduroy" is available in very limited sizes from StevenAlan.com now but many of them are already gone. 

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WTAPS x Vans Vault Collection

After nearly a year of speculation and leaks of various samples, Vans has released final information and photos for the Fall 2015 WTAPS collection. We were initially going to publish this tomorrow morning, but then we realized that some shops might be releasing at midnight. The full collection will consist of 8 pairs. Three Era OG LX's, two Sk8 Hi OG LX's, and three Style 36 OG LX's. Let's break them down a bit.

The Eras have an all white canvas upper with solid colored mid and outsole. The theme with these models is a nod to Japanese primary school uniforms in which the color of a shoe's soles directly corresponded to the grade of the wearer. You get your choice of red, blue, or green outsoles to pick from. The WTAPS flag tag and dual branded insoles are also nice touches.

We have gone over the Style 36's in some detail previously, and there is not much else to report on these. We have three colorways to choose from: navy, black, and wine. All are done up in premium suede with full grain tumbled leather jazz stripes. All have tonal midsole and outsoles. Military style WTAPS woven labels adorn the tongues. 

The two colorways of Sk8 Hi OG's have also been reported on at some length. From the looks of it, the black pair seems to have some hints of navy in the dye, as can be seen in closeups. The croc print really sets these apart and stand out mostly on the gray colorway. All black midsoles finish these off.

The WTAPS x Vans Vault Collection will release tomorrow, Tuesday,  September 8th at Vault accounts worldwide. Being that this is a Vault release, not all accounts will release on the same day and you would do well to check our Vault Locator tab and ask your local which day they will put their stock on the floor. Also, even though there are 8 pairs in this collection, these are WTAPS so we don't expect them to sit for very long. If you are on the fence, it may behoove you to just purchase them for retail rather than pay resale prices later. 

Photos via Hypebeast.

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WTAPS x Vans Vault Fall/Winter Collection

Finally, after leaks and rumors, we get a full, clear shot of what WTAPS and Vault have in store for us this holiday season. From the looks of this shot, we have three Era LX's that we have not seen yet, each with white uppers and a colored midsole. Along with the wine colored Style 36 LX, we also have a black and navy pair. Rounding out the footwear, we have the Sk8 Hi LX's we brought you leaked images of previously. Alongside the footwear, there appears to be at least one piece of apparel, a dual branded coach's jacket, but we are hoping to see at least one tee with the same design.

The WTAPS x Vans Vault Fall/Winter Collection is slated to drop this fall at Vault retailers around the world. Keep it plugged in here for full release information as it becomes available.