This summer, Vault by Vans reunites with premium Japanese menswear label, WTAPS, to present a 13-piece premium footwear, apparel and accessories collection, honoring master Japanese craftsmanship with Vans’ iconic design aesthetic.
A fitting celebration of the Energy Boost, a shoe designed with long-distance runners in mind, comes from Boston’s Concepts. Just as their hometown marathon is revered by runners around the globe, so too is the Concepts store among sneaker-heads from all over the world. At first glance, their take on the Energy Boost draws on the sporting heritage of adidas’ iconic tennis shoes, the brilliant white base and green accenting calling to mind the famous adidas Stan Smith model in its original color-way.
One of the most memorable collaborations from the 2016 adidas Consortium ‘World Tour’ saw the Tokyo-based retailers Mita breathing new life into a rugged 90s style, the SeeULater hiking shoe. Their latest team-up sees Mita applying their well-honed eye to one of the most enduringly iconic sneakers from the adidas stable, alongside a new take on a future-classic.