This collaboration has been on our radar for some time now, previewed a month ago when the summer heat was just starting to tick up the thermometer. Comprised of an all-star line-up from the Vault line, Japan’s WTAPS and the iconic American footwear pro’s over at Vans keep the release simple using the qualities of the silhouettes to speak for themselves. Using Chukka Boots, Sk8-Hi’s, and Classic Slip-on’s as their medium, the pair dress the shoes with premium tonal suede uppers using Fall-ready colorways the likes of black, soft tans, and blues, all with lux accents, included a pop of red color for the Blue/Grey slip-on. The usual WTAPS bone-adorned signatures are replaced instead with simple co-branding on the tongues, tags, and liners, which is a nice way to cap off the joint release. Each pair will release with its own custom distressed sneaker box beginning this August through participating VANS Vault and WTAP dealers worldwide.
Release Date: August 2013