There are no two brands that epitomize Southern California street style more than Stüssy and Vans. It would make sense then that their relationship has been a long and fruitful one. Back when collaborations between companies were still a foreign concept to most, they unleashed their first joint creation, which is now highly coveted alongside all the other footwear they have since created. Where as in the past you might have seen more overt design motifs that signal Stussy or Vans, these shoes feel a bit more like a victory lap, a quiet celebration of the essential essence that makes each of these companies so special.
Each model is fabricated in premium leathers, 10 oz. Drill Canvas and Pig Skin, which combine to create a shoe that manages to look both tough and luxurious. The color palette is classic Stüssy, utilizing the dusty earth tones that have been a brand staple since they were first used in the iconic Beach Short way back in the 1980s. Leather waves of blue and rose intermingle with various shades of sand, creating shoes that look crafted by Mother Nature herself.
All of this is applied to Vans’ most beloved models, the OG Classic Slip-On LX, OG Old-Skool LX, and the OG Chukka LX in two varieties each. Each pair also boasts a classic checkered insole as well as a Stussy International branded stripe above the outer sole of each shoe. Truly this collaboration is a coup in the arena of classic design, it is impossible to think of any era in either the past or future where this group of footwear wouldn’t fit in beautifully with a range of personal styles.
The Stüssy Vans Collaboration will be available at all Stüssy Chapter Stores and stussy.com on Friday, June 23rd.