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Vans Japan rolls out a few new models and and puts a new face on some favorites for Spring 2017.
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Vans Japan just won't quit.
Mastermind JAPAN teams up with Vans JP for the second time.
A few months ago, we got a glimpse at an Authentic JP from M. HOOLYWOOD out of Japan. Now, we get full images and purchasing info.
N. HOOLYWOOD chose the Authentic silhouette with a white and turtle dove premium leather and suede upper. While we love the color and material blocking, the typography work is what jumps at you. N. HOOLYWOOD went with a calligraphy styled printing of a sentence every designer is familiar with: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
This is a sentence that is used to display typography because it uses all 26 letters of the English alphabet. It's a great choice to show their design roots and it really speaks to us. And everyone knows we like midsole printing. The word work is printed on the laces, midsole, and, something we have never seen before, around the top edge of the foot hole. Pretty awesome stuff.
The N. HOOLYWOOD x Vans Authentic JP is available now from the MISTER HOLLYWOOD webstore. Retail price is 17,280¥ (~$157USD) and they are going fast.
Back in 2014, Vans partnered with San Diego based bicycle company Leader Bikes to produce a limited run of footwear that was available in Japan markets only. Only a few pairs were able to make it out of the island nation and into the hands of collectors. Looks like our wait is over. The bike company has teamed up with Vans to create another collection for Summer 2016. Three new shoes, hats, shirts, and a backpack are all coming to the US this month.
The silhouettes chosen for the pack are the Old Skool, Era, and Slip On. The Old Skool is designed with an all black canvas upper and 3M jazz stripe on a black midsole. Both the Slip On and Era will sport Leader branding embroidered onto their heel counters.
The Slip On will arrive with an all 3M upper and black mid while the Era feature a 3M heel counter and checkerboard white/black midsole. Little details like the sprocket eyelet on the top hold of the Era and Old Skool really tie this collab together. Two dual branded tees, a snapback, and a 3M backpack will also be available.
The Leader Bikes x Vans "Night Shift" Collection will be available at ABC Mart and Brotures in Japan on Friday, May 13. For those in the US, you will have to travel to Brotures San Diego for the May 21st release to get your hands on a pair. Retail for the Old Skool will be $99.99USD while the Era and Slip On will be $81,99 each. This release is in store only on a first come, first served basis.