VANS Brings Back Retro Prints on the Era and Sk8-Hi
With their latest sneaker capsule, VANS pays homage to the early days of the now-world famous company. The Prints Pack from the VANS Anaheim Factory Collection incorporates design elements inspired by the original sneakers manufactured back in the day in California.
Those models are the Era and Sk8-Hi, two classics that are still present in pretty much any VANS release to this day. By bringing back two archival patterns from the brand’s rich history, these two silhouettes receive throwback-heavy style updates. In addition, every shoe in the collection features a model number, the original drill lining, cotton laces and soft suede uppers. For the first time ever, the models also include an OrthoLite insole.
The drop’s first highlight is the reissue of the “Stripes” print made famous by legendary BMX athlete Eddie Fiola. A color combo of red, white and blue covers the Era and Sk8-Hi and patriotic vibes. Just in time for summer, the second motif is the “Summer Leaf” print from the 70s, with the two sneakers featuringpri pink floral prints on a black base.
DID YOU KNOW?
VANS obviously has strong ties to the West Coast and the city of Anaheim in particular. Oddly enough, brand founder Paul van Doren was actually born in Boston and grew up in the area. He only moved to California when he already was in his 30s. The Van Doren Rubber Company then opened up in 1966.
Release Details – VANS Anaheim Factory Collection Prints Pack
The VANS Anaheim Factory Collection Prints Pack launches in July 2019. The shoes drop via vans.de and also at VANS stockists.
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