Thursday, February 25, 2016by Wendy Lam
Vans continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary by reinterpreting the coveted checkerboard motif in the limited edition “Checkered Past” collection. I’m seriously obsessed with this handwoven leather checkerboard motif collection! So so dope! Launching through Vans’ premium label, Vault by Vans, this collection consists of a highly coveted 10-piece line-up featuring the iconic pattern in handwoven leather across footwear and accessories. The “Checkered Past” collection pays tribute to this design heritage with a series of Original Classic styles and Leather Checker Bags.
The checkerboard is a sacred emblem in Vans’ 50-year history, appearing on cherished footwear forms since the brand’s family-owned years as the Van Doren Rubber Company to its modern-day status as a global icon in action sports, music, fashion and art.
The Vault by Vans “Checkered Past” collection will be releasing on March 16th, Vans’ 50th birthday, at select boutique accounts around the globe. Peep below for more photos and also the global locations that will carry the collection.
United States: The Vans DQM General, Barneys, Blends, Bodega, Bows & Arrows, Conveyor, Dover Street Market, Feature, Fice, Hot Rod, Kicks Hi, Kicks Hi/Guam, Kith, Nice Kicks, Opening Ceremony, Pilgrim Surf Supply, Proper, Saint Alfred, Shoe Gallery, Sole Classics, The Darkside Initiative, The Webster, Today Clothing, Undefeated and Wish.
Canada: Off The Hook, Gravity Pope, J2, NRML, Rodney Gray, Rooney and SSENSE.
Europe: Colette, Dover Street Market, Back Door, Baskets, Belief Store, Cali Roots, End, Firmament, Foot Patrol, Goodhood Store, Hanon Shop, Kapa Dokya, MINI Shop, MRQT Boutique, Naked, OFFSPRING @ Selfridges, Sainte Crame, Si Vas Des Calzo, Slamjam, Sneakernstuff, Societe Anonime, Starcow, Storm, The Good Will Out, Titolo, Uebervart, Veteran Shop, Victoire Barber & Shop, Vier and YME Store.
OG Sk8-Hi LX in (Woven Leather) 50th Checkerboard/Patriot Blue/White – $175
OG Sk8-Hi LX in (Woven Leather) 50th Checkerboard/Multi – $200