VANS has always been known for its roots in skating, and for a while now, the label does indeed roll out surf items such as flip flops, light-wearing slip-on shoes and it does dabble in surf shorts as well. However, for Spring/Summer 2011, the label is putting a little more emphasis on its surf and swim collection and getting a little serious about it. Seriously technical, that is.
In terms of the swim goods, VANS will be releasing a line-up of basic surf shorts named “ERA”, after the ultimate VANS classic, and it purveys the same simple, monochromatic aesthetic of the ERA. Then, there is a more technical surf shorts in acidic brights that is extremely comfortable in a technical three-way stretch. Then, there is a collaboration with skateboarder/artist Neil Blender, which also comes with matching tank-tops.