Chris Kong, founder of Garageworks Industries and Made by Monsters, enjoys a side gig as a Vans OTW advocate. For Chris, one of the major perks of the vaunted position is the chance to team up with Vans OTW‘s design team to create his custom take on the Alomar. The result is a footwear collaboration wearing a bright red colorway that speaks to an ’80s skate/BMX influence, featuring lightning bolt embroidery at the side panel reminiscent of biking decals, plus a faded checkerboard midsole paying tribute to the ’80s design that originally put the brand on the map. A combination of pig suede and ballistic nylon across the upper, accented with a royal blue interior and 3M reflective material at the tongue and heel tabs, come together to make a shoe worthy of its action sports heritage. Look for the kicks to release through select Vans OTW retailers in November.
Release Date: November 2012