July 22, 2009 BY Aaron Hope
The latest in a line of posthumous ‘collaborations’, the Rick Griffin x Vans Vault collection is a suitable tribute to an icon of American pop art. Here are the Old Skool and Mid Skool releases, both carrying a white-on-black aesthetic. The Old Skools (the lowtops) feature a Hawaii-inspired graphic pattern on the side panels and ‘aloha’ on the heels. The Mid Skools opt for a mix of black perforated leather and suede, instead including illustrations on the tongue, insole and outsole. Both of these are available today from Flauge.