Vans will be linking up with iconic hip-hop collective, A Tribe Called Quest and Sony Music’s innovative merchandising company The Thread Shop, to unveil an exclusive footwear collection that sees a true creative homage come to life.
The collection of kicks pay tribute to the style, art, music, and originality of the artist’s immense cultural influence since the early 1990s. The exclusive collection offers a range of Vans classic silhouettes including the Slip-On, UltraRange, Old Skool, Slip-On, Authentic, Sk8-Hi and Era in bold colors and prints, illustrating the group’s most favorite milestones of their career.
The Slip-On style highlights the cover artwork from A Tribe Called Quest’s 2016 album, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, with embroidery of the album title, while the Era features an all-over graphic print of album covers spanning from 1990 to 2016. Based onThe Anthology album artwork, the group’s rendition of the Old Skool features a classic black on black colorway. The Sk8-Hi features odes to their well-known Bonita Applebaum track with album artwork and printed lyrics on the shoelaces, quarter panels and lining. And a truly special rendition comes from the Authentic, which honors the life of the late Phife Dawg, who passed away in 2015. Lastly, the group’s version of Vans’ newest silhouette, the UltraRange, features black leather uppers with a contrasting red Sidestripe.
The models will drop on April 6th, check out more images below.
UNDERCOVER X NIKE WAFFLE RACER
Fashion brand UNDERCOVER have served up a first look at their forthcoming Nike collaboration. The noteworthy reveal their Paris showroom was the Nike Waffle Racer collaboration. The beloved model is presented in three clean colorways that range from turquoise, red and navy.
The uppers are swathed in a familiar mixture of quilted nylon and suede that maintains that retro look while the extended heel clip is dipped in a matching colour and finished with white speckles.
There’s no release info for these as of yet, although it is expected to launch as part of their 2019 collection. Stay tuned for more release information as we get it.
PACKER X ADIDAS EQT 91/18
Packer Shoes has linked up with Adidas Consortium on this forthcoming Adidas EQT collaboration which draws its influence from the trails of the great outdoors.
This iteration of the EQT 91/18 is the second pair from their stellar collaboration between the two. Moving away from the rugged looking finish of the previous pair this model has a more refined look that features a wool-blend Primeknit upper sat atop an all black Boost midsole.
The EQT 91/18 will first drop in a super limited release at Packer Shoes, store’s and packershoes.com Saturday, Sept. 29 and pairs will drop at select retailers after, let us know what you think of this drop in the comments below.
KANYE SHARES FIRST LOOK AT YEEZY BSKTBL SNEAKER
In between Kanye West’s random posts on his reignited Instagram account something special popped up today. The artist has posted what appears to be the first look at his debut Yeezy BSKTBL model. While his IG is littered with some lookbook images that no one has really been talking about, the above image has caused a considerable stir as this is the silhouette that will herald his foray into the Basketball performance sneakers.
There are no details on the model as of yet apart from what you see above. The model boasts hits of 3M on the heel and tongue. as well as a translucent midsole.
Stay tuned to Crepjunkie.com for more updates.
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