C2H4, whether through their mainline or sub-label Chemist Creations, has offered the sneaker world a number of bold, futuristic designs. And while their Air Force 1 never made it passed the runway, we’ll soon be able to enjoy Yixi Chen’s upcoming project with Vans.
Though paired together, the Old Skool and Era are heavily distinct in their choice of design. The latter, in terms of construction, is rather straightforward, bearing a white canvas upper and blacked out vulcanized sole. But what makes the pair interesting is its blueprint-informed motifs, which dress from the toe through to the heel in thick black pen. In comparison, the Old Skool is seemingly bereft of any print; instead, it opts for a mix of black denim and suede, corduroy Jazz Stripes, and a metallic upgrade to to its usual hardware.
For a quick look, see the teaser imagery below. According to C2H4’s Instagram, a campaign is currently in the process of being shot and should precede official details.
In other news, the A Ma Maniere Jordan 3 is making a global return this weekend.
C2H4 x Vans Old Skool / Era
Release Date: Upcoming 2021