Teaming up with VANS once again, UK retailer size? goes back to the early beginnings of the brand. Referencing the good old days of handmade skate shoes, the size x VANS Style 36 Patchwork is a colorful blast to the past.
When VANS first started out in Anaheim about 50 years ago, production runs were still pretty small. The upside of this: People could get bespoke, handmade sneakers and even pick materials, colors, lace options and midsole prints. In order to showcase all the customization options, VANS produced demo pairs that featured much of the available style variations.
For their Style 36 collab, size? now pays homage to those sneaker dummies. Decked out with loud color variations, the midsole stands out thanks to alternating “VANS” prints in red and blue. This design feature returns for the first time in several decades and adds to the shoe’s unique aesthetics. While the upper catches the eye thanks to its loud tones, the gum-colored waffle bottoms round out the shoe on a more traditional note.
Release Details – size x VANS Style 36 Patchwork
The size x VANS Style 36 Patchwork releases on July 27, 2018. Priced at £70, you can cop your pair via the size? previews app and in all size? stores.
For another colorful patchwork design, check out Afew’s 1:1 ASICS GEL-Saga custom.