Style 36 OG


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 now but many of them are already gone. 


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.


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. 


Vans Vault OG Style 36 LX Gum Sole

As the Vault releases for August begin to roll out to retail shops, we are getting some news on a pair of Style 36 LX that will be included in that wave. This pair boasts a grey suede upper with black and white striated canvas sidewall. Really setting this pair off from others we have seen before, is the dark gum sole.

The Vans Vault OG Style 36 LX Gum Sole will be available at Hot Rod LA online and in store on Saturday, July 25th. Keep an eye out for other Vault retailers to receive these in the coming weeks.

Vans JP

Vans JP V36OG Style 36 "Tokyo"

Vans Japan has a long history of producing exclusive colorways, some sometimes even exclusive models, of pairs that those of us outside of the archipelago won't have much chance of getting our hands on. Usually, only those lucky enough to have friend or family in Japan willing to go through the extra effort of proxying will be able to add them to their collection. In keeping with the trend of 2015, Vans Japan has created a pair that combines two of the things we love most: checkerboard print and the Style 36 OG.

Two pairs were created which cater to very different tastes. For those who are fans of louder sneakers, one Style 36 OG comes with a black suede and check printed canvas upper and midsole with white leather Jazz Stripe. The other pair is a bit more toned down, with an all black suede upper and white Jazz stripe, making use of the checkerboard pattern only on the mid.

The Vans JP V36OG Style 36 "Tokyo" is available now at Vans Japan retailers like BILLY's, so fire up Google Translate and give it a go.