Vans Japan has released their lookbook for spring 2017. Like their winter peek from last year, we get a quick look at a lot of great styles we can anticipate seeing in the next couple of months. Let's take a look at a few of the highlights.
It looks like we will be getting another round of the much-loved Half Moon Era. These have been a BILLY'S exclusive, so we don't have any reason to think this season will be any different. Black and white aren't new colorways, but while the natural canvas was available last year, black was previously only available in suede. In addition, a brand new pink colorway will be made available along with similarly hued Kyle Walker Pro (available now) and an Old Skool.
The "Kanoko" Pack will consist of a Slip On and two Eras which have uppers that are hand woven and dyed in Japan in the traditional Kanoko Shibori technique. Another very Japanese-esque motif will be the next iteration of the Vans x Rollicking "Skajum" pack. This time, the souvenir jacket-style Slip On is done in embroidered tigers and dragons on black satin.
The ubiquitous Vans checkerboard pattern was hugely popular in 2016 and it looks like we will get more options this year with Vans releasing a whole heap of checked DX silos in the Checkerboard Attack Pack.
We have had a few people ask us about the Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 and we are happy get a preview out to people. We get a very OG two-tone blue and yellow colorway alongside a more basic black and white. As with Gilbert's first model, I'm sure there will be many more colorways to come. Two more pro models that will arrive are BMX rider Dakota Roche's olive and black Style 112 and Sk8 Hi Pro. Dakota rides for Cult Crew who also released a collaborative effort with Vans last year.
We hope you enjoyed our look at what Vans and Vans Japan will be serving up this spring. Some of these models are available now so check your local stockist if you're interest. As always, don't expect the Japanese models to make it to the US. If you'd like to take a look at everything, head over to Vans Japan now.