Vans has turned up the heat in 2019 ahead of the (Northern Hemispher) Spring-Summer season, with the drop of four new ranges. These newly announced ranges include the ComfyCush, Patchwork and BMX packs, as well as a separate collaboration with London-based fashion designer, Ashley Williams.
Vans has announced their latest technology in the form of the ComfyCush, which is featured on the classic Era silhouette. The ComfyCush is a consumer-driven comfort technology, leveraging more than 50 years worth of heritage and design experience. The ComfyCush Era delivers more comfort without sacrificing the silhouette’s iconic style.
With the recent trend of the retro sneaker on the market, Vans has designed a silhouette with just such a concept. The design team have reached into the Vans archives with three classic silhouettes in the form of the Era, Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On, adding a mix of leather, canvas and suede patches to give the Patchwork Pack a 70s-inspired assortment. Each of the left and right shoes is constructed with different colour combinations to give them a unique look and feel for the original skate shoe.
Ashley Williams Pack
Vans continues its line of collaborations by joining forces with acclaimed London-based, fashion designer, Ashley Williams. The duo reimagines four classics from the Vans archives, including the Era, Style 93, Classic Slip-On and Authentic. The range features Williams’ signature graphics prints and tongue-in-cheek designs, inspired by living and breathing skate culture. Each of the silhouettes have a different design. The Era features a multi-panel upper with custom jub print, which is juxtaposed against a pink and black graphic zebra print. The Authentic has an updated design, which includes piercing details at the toe and heel, along with custom Vans X Ashley Williams laces. The Style 93 includes a tiger printed canvas upper, which has a tonal black lugged outsole. Finally, the Slip-On has been remastered to feature a cheeky newspaper print. All of the silhouettes include a customer Vans and Ashley Williams footbed graphic.
The last of the four ranges from the collection, features a collaboration with BMX. The duo have been collaborating to since 1979, one of the earliest collaboration with the brand. Fast-forward four decades and the powerful duo are back again for the release of their latest range. The newest design features the Old Skool Pro BMX, which has been endorsed by BMX rider, Kevin Peraza. The silhouette introduces a unique WaffleCup BMX technology, which offers superior support of the cupsole without sacrificing the feel of the pedal for the rider. The design pays close attention to the small details providind maximum flex, grip, durability and additional support within the midsole.
Each of the ranges – ComfyCush, Patchwork, BMX and Ashley Williams – are set to drop on various dates in March 2019, which will be available across different stores across the country.