January 31, 2013 BY Aaron Hope
We’ve seen a huge surge of patterns, prints and graphics of all kinds in the streetwear and sneaker worlds over the past year-plus. Vans is at the head of the class when it comes to eye-catching prints, having offered patterned canvas skate shoes longer than most of its competitors in the skateboarding market have even existed. That’s why this new Vans OTW ‘Kitu Print’ pack feels both familiar and fresh: it’s inspired by 1990s hip-hop, is congruent with Vans’ own offerings of the era but still shows an eye toward modern color palettes with the extremely wearable greys, soft blues and greens. Click through to see the Vans OTW Piercy with its matching Checker tee along with the Stovepipe and Portmore button-up, and look for these at select retailers this February.