It’s official: Undefeated is reaching back to 2007’s Sk8-Hi collaboration by bringing back the U-Man pattern onto their next Vault by Vans collaboration. This trio of Old Skool LX joints recalls the West Coast-based boutique’s first collaboration with the skate/street brand in which the Sk8-Hi was decorated in five NBA team-inspired colorways. What made that release stand out so much to sneaker fiends at the time was the U-Man mascot figure that was designed by American artist Geoff McFetridge, prominently featured on the upper canvas, interior lining, and even on the midsole wall of the shoes.
For the Old Skool, Undefeated tones things down a bit by applying the all-over pattern on the upper canvas only. The midsole and interiors are kept a pristine white, with three distinct shades of Bistro Green, Blue Iolite, and Buckthorn Brown flood the uppers. All feature the UNDFTD lace dubrae and the co-branded five-strike logo at the tongue.
Dropping on December 4th on Undefeated online (7AM PST) and its chapter stores, the Undefeated x Vans Old Skool LX will come with a matching U-Man sticker; t-shirts will release alongside this capsule as well.