June 1, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
Rodney Smith is one of the New York skating scene’s respected elders, having founded Shut on Orchard Street twenty-five years ago. Shut is among the few brands who build their decks here in the USA and that same commitment to quality has carried over to this Vans Syndicate x Rodney Smith collaboration. The Vans Native American O.G. ‘S’ and Old Skool O.G. ‘S’ both come in suede with tonal leather accents, the red Old Skools adding white contrast stitching where the Native Americans are entirely blue. Each adds the opposite color to its eye-placket tags and top eyelets and you can see more images after the jump before you buy yours from select Off the Wall retailers like Univ.