Bodega and Vans Vault have teamed up this fall for a sexy new set of the Old Skool and Mid Skool dubbed the “Sub Rosa” collection. Latin for “under the rose” sub rosa is an age-old phrase referencing discretion and secrecy. In the case of these color-ups from Bodega for the two Vans classics, it refers to some late night erotic entertainment and/or activities—between consenting adults, of course.
Both the Old Skool and Mid Skool are given rose-inspired makeovers, complete with “thorn” detailing on the iconic side stripes and rose checker patterns on the upper of the black colorways and on the midsole of the white colorways.
You can enter the “garden of desire” with the Bodega x Vans Vault “Sub Rosa” pack, available November 4th at Bodega in-store, bdgastore.com, and Complex Con. Each pair comes packaged in a custom box with a calendar and rose. Retail prices are set at $90 for the Old Skool and $100 for the Mid Skool.