In early 1974, the punk scene began to rise. NYC clubs, such as CBGB & Max’s Kanas city, provided the stage for a series of punk bands to take the NYC scene by storm. One band’s debut gig at CBGB’s was particularly memorable, setting the subversive tone for the rest of the decade.
Taking inspiration from that very first gig, retailer size? is connecting with Vans to release a Sk8-Hi collaboration which shows similarity the band’s iconic outfits on the night.
Black leather, which can be found through the middle of the shoe, represents the leather jackets, while the Blue denim and scuffed jazz stripe to each wall refers to the band’s famed skinny jeans. The striping to the tongue has been added to match those famous tees, and underfoot, a Navy tab to the midsole marks the date of when the momentous gig took place.
You can expect the size? x Vans SK8-Hi ‘Dawn of Punk’ to release in men’s and women’s sizing on the size? website and select retailers on February 29th. Retail price is set at £75, YES TODAY! NEW RELEASE!
Vans Epoch LX
Another release on February 29th, the new Vans Epoch LX!
Among the most notable collaborators in the Vans family, retailer Blends has created some of the best releases of the Old Skool in the silhouette’s history. Fresh off a series of UltraCush, the California based imprint is changing their bone motifs to the Epoch LX, a brand new canvas for the now long partnership.
The model soaks in a neutral palette, only making use of black and white across the entire surface on the shoes. Bright laces play complements to the side logo’s skeletal make-up, one that minimises to better suit the size and shape of the “V” that sits on the original. Elsewhere, midsoles remove their foxing stripes in typical Vault signature, the shop’s name stamps along the insole, and the tab at the heel shows extremely subtly.