Cult Japanese streetwear label WTAPS and California sneaker-maker Vans have a rich history of collaboration. This latest collection represents the brands' 12th collaboration, offering new premium takes on classic Vans silhouettes. The 'Bones' motif has been a reoccurring motif in previous collaborations between the two labels and returns once more for the second drop of this season's collaboration.
When introduced in 1976 with the co-sign of two of skateboarding's biggest names of the time, Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta, the Vans Era quickly became the shoe of choice for generations of skateboarders. With this collaboration, WTAPS recreate the iconic leisure shoe in line with their vision of premium Japanese streetwear.
The WTAPS x Vans OG Era LX Bones shoe takes the features of the classic Era shoe as its starting point: a three-piece upper, lace-up closure, tongue with woven Vans 'Off the Wall' label, leather lining at the padded collar, the Vans woven flag label at the outer side, a rubber midsole with the Vans 'Off the Wall' logo on an embossed panel at the heel, and, of course, the iconic brown waffle outsole. Here in the Orange / White colourway, the enhanced detailing of this WTAPS edition includes a premium suede upper, embroidered WTVUA branding at the heel, and embroidered 'Bones' detailing across the midsole.
Strictly 1 item per style per person. All multiple purchases will be cancelled.