December 8th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
Perhaps more than any other collaborator, Japanese streetwear label WTAPS has become the face of the Vans Syndicate collection. This partnership has produced quite a few drops over the years, ranging from fresh WTAPS-authored designs to deluxe takes on the classic Off the Wall catalog. The latest belongs firmly in the later category, this three pack of WTAPS x Vans Syndicate ‘Burgundy Bones’releases reprising both a trio of foundational silhouettes and the theme we’ve seen these two use more often than any other. White crossbones embroidered into rich red canvas add tonal suede toes and heels for a lush and warm holiday look, and they’re available in-store only starting Friday, December 9th at Primitive.
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July 12th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
It was about four years ago that we saw the first ‘Bones’ collaboration between Vans and Japanese brand WTAPS, and while we’ve seen these two companies work together in the intervening months, the above marks the only return to this Powell-leaning theme aside from a pair of Sherpa Sk8-His last winter. And in fact, WTAPS has their own in-house ‘Crossbones’ canvas lowtops out as of a couple weeks ago, but that does little to dampen the significance of this new WTAPS x Vans Burgundy Bones Pack. Consisting of the Vans Sk8-Hi, Era and Chukka Mid, the Burgundy Bones add white embroidery to a rich red base that’s sure to be a hit when they drop as an Asia-exclusive later this year. Click through to see more angles, let us know what you think and stick with Sneaker News for updates on their stateside availability including a possible US release date. via HS
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