Having collaborated on a 25th anniversary collection back in February, WTAPS and Vans are back at it again with a four pair capsule.
Starring the OG Chukka LX, OG Era LX, OG Half Cab LX and the Half Cab, the upcoming lineup of products from WTAPS and Vans keeps things simple in terms of color palette. Sandy grey takes over each of the four pairs’ suede upper constructions, with off-white and olive green tones delivering contrast across varying styles. The two options with off-white-colored sole units also feature cross-bone motifs throughout the upper, harkening back to past projects between both institutions. “WTAPS”-branded tabs are found on all four classic Vans designs, further differentiating the shoes from other offerings under the “Off the Wall” banner.
All four pairs will be accompanied by an apparel collection that features short sleeve tees in heavyweight jersey cotton and crew socks. Drop 1 of the Japanese label’s latest project with the California institution drops on WTAPS.com and select Vault by Vans stockists on Saturday, November 5th. The footwear and apparel collection will hit Vans.com on Tuesday, November 29th.
Drop 2 of the 15th joint-effort between WTAPS and Vault by Vans will see en exclusive WTAPS.com launch on Saturday, November 19th, with a global launch to follow on Friday, December 16th. The follow-up capsule will include Vans’ snowboard boot and All-Weather MTE silhouettes: the Hi-Country, Hell-Bound LX Snowboard Boot, Standard Snow MTE and Coast CC NS LX. Each functional proposition is elevated with V3 UltraCush™ and The North Face Flashdry™ liners for comfort and protection. Furthermore, V3 Waffle Superenduro outsoles are applied to the Anaheim-based company’s snow-appropriate footwear for better traction in cold conditions. Graphic tees are replaced with the WTAPS MTE Jacket and Pant, which consists of an improved 360° heat retention layer, fully-taped DWR-coated seams and other design choices true to WTAPS’ utilitarian ethos.
Enjoy images of the two drops ahead, and check out the Air Jordan 11 “Cherry” once you’re done.