Vans revived the Bold NI back in October 2018 after having kept it in the vault for the the last few decades. Since then, the ’80s silhouette has mostly received inline outfits with the only notable exceptions being the “RUDHE”-plated iteration co-created with Rhuigi Villaseñor and the leopard-print touches from BILLY’S TOKYO. UNITED ARROW’s BEAUTY & YOUTH subsidiary will soon see its own take on the archival model hit its Japanese shops in two tonal, Spring-ready colors – “Lime” and “Lilac” – in simple, but elegant stylings aligned with its other apparel and footwear collaborations. Both versions of this modernized retro sit atop white rubber midsoles featuring red “Off The Wall”branding at the heel. Vans’ iconic sidestripe gets an oversized treatment on the Bold NI and is also done in white, just as the laces and sockliner. The mood-boosting colors come into the mix around the T-shaped toe design and dresses up the suede across the midfoot, tongue, heel panel in either a faded green or faint purple.
If you’re looking to add either – or both – pair to your collection, these refreshing Bold NIs are dropping exclusively at BEAUTY & YOUTH’s Japanese outposts for ¥11,000 each. Grab a closer look at both shoes here below while you figure out how you’re going to get your hands on them if you’re outside the brand’s homebase.
Vans Bold NI x BEAUTY & YOUTH
Vans Bold NI x BEAUTY & YOUTH “Lime”
Vans Bold NI x BEAUTY & YOUTH “Lilac”