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Vans 50th Anniversary Pro Classics Collection - First Wave

Some time ago, we brought you the initial images of one of the things Vans had planned for their big 50th anniversary. Back then, we didn't have any release information to report. We are extremely happy to say that the time has come.

The first wave of the 50th Anniversary Pro Classics will consist of the red/white Duke Kahanamoku Authentic Pro '66, the navy blue Authentic Pro '74, the red/blue Era Pro '76 (the first ever "Off the Wall" shoe), Tony Alva's blue Mid Skool Pro '79, and Spicoli's classic checkerboard Slip On Pro '82. The special 50th anniversary black/gold Sk8 Hi Pro and Authentic Pro is thrown in for good measure. All of the 50th Anniversary Pro Classics come with updated materials and the new UltraCush HD Pro insoles with special 50th Anniversary branding. 

The initial offering from the Vans 50th Anniversary Pro Classics Collection will be available tomorrow March 16th, from retailers like The Vans DQM General in NYC. This is a global release and while they will be widely available from Vans retail stores and dealers, not all stores will have them in stock. Check your local retailer for availability. 

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Golf Wang x Vans Pro Classics Old Skool

Love them or hate them, both iterations of the Golf Wang Syndicate collaborations were scooped up by collectors and resellers as soon as they hit store shelves. We held off on posting leaks of these for a couple of reasons. A major one being that there were never any high quality images and the few clear shots we did see were wrought with speculation. Thanks to Silo, we now have the hi-def images we were waiting for.

In some ways, this collection of yellow, pink, blue, and orange Old Skools are exactly what you have come to expect from Golf Wang: the loud choice of colors and embroidered "GOLF WANG" on the heel counter. In other ways, they are a little different: the choice of debuting the Vans Pro Classics instead of the twice used Syndicate silhouette. However you feel about them, they know their demographic and they play to that well.

The Golf Wang x Vans Pro Classics Old Skool will release this Saturday, August 29th at Silo, both in-store and online. Check your local core skate shop for availability. 

Is this another nail in the coffin of Syndicate? Let us know what you think.