FOCUS: Vans Vault x WTAPS

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First aligning in 2001 on a limited edition project utilizing the iconic SK8 Hi, Vans Vault and WTAPS’ longstanding partnership is the epitome of youth and counter culture. Reuniting this summer on a 13 piece footwear, apparel and accessories range, the latest collection displays a balance between traditional and new-age styling with signature motifs from both parties, anchored by a philosophy honouring quality, craftsmanship and meaningful design.

Vans Vault x WTAPS “Flame” SK8-Hi LX

Vans’ iconic SK8-Hi is updated with hot rod inspired flame motifs, intricately embroidered along the inner and outer vamps. The LX series provides a premium leather lining and insole, while supple suede and durable canvas are used to construct the upper.

A duo of oversized long sleeve tees featuring the same flame motif and Vans’ “Off the Wall” graphic are also on offer.

Vans Vault x WTAPS OG Old Skool LX

Bringing back two classic WTAPS’ colourways to the Old Skool LX series, informed by military officer’s uniforms and the NAVY. Material makeup stays consistent with premium suede and hardwearing canvas. Tonal laces and rubber waffle soles round out the details.

Vans Vault x WTAPS “Digi Camo” Capsule

This season marks the first time the collaborative duo come together on a custom Half Cab sneaker. The focal point is evident on the muted digital camouflage pattern, while tonal suede, a padded tongue and embroidered heel details finish the shoe.

This camo motif is further utilized on a long sleeve tee, finished with the classic old English “Waffle Lovers Club” graphic.

 

Vans Vault x WTAPS OG Era LX

Next to the SK8-Hi, Vans’ OG Era is the second most utilized silhouette by the Vans and WTAPS team. Having gone through several iterations using cross bone motifs and python skin patterns, this latest series features a custom embossed gator pattern along the upper. Finished with suede toe and heel panels, brass eyelets and leather insoles.

Vans Vault x WTAPS Cordura Duffle Bag

With military elements informing a bulk of WTAPS’ collections, it’s fitting that this range would include a utilitarian and highly functional item. Featuring a hardwearing Cordura nylon and equipped with an array of storage, the Vans Vault x WTAPS Duffle makes for an ideal weekend or travel bag. Multiple compartments keep belongings secure, organized and easily accessible.