Vans Syndicate x Civilist
This weekend (Saturday 26th July) we have an exclusive release of a special edition set of collaborative shoes.
Vans Syndicate have again teamed up with Berlin's iconic Civilist skate shop to rework three of the California brandâs most iconic silhouettes. Getting the exclusive treatment are theÂ Era Pro, the Slip-On and the Sk8-Mid Notchback, all united by a 'Flaschen' (thats 'bottle') print with a less-than-subtle nod to Berlin's beery heritage.
Go here to shop the collection (product live Saturday 26.07.14 9am)
You can trust a fellow skate store to get a collaboration bang on point and these shoes are all way more than just that drinky print. All three utilise a rich orange colour as a contrast to the black and white pallet, dressed with bright orange waffle soles and Vans tabs. They also all have premium Vans Ultracush HD inner soles (with a printed Berlin outline in orange). The Era pro has two-toned printed uppers in canvas and Ripstop and a padded tongue. The Slip-On also has a leather ankle support to stop them... slipping-off. TheÂ Sk8-Mid Notchback is constructed from cotton, Ripstop, suede and leather uppers; a really deluxe shoe. They also have a leather tab on the tongue (again featuring the outline of Berlin) and really decent flash of print on the heel panel.
We got the chance to go and see the shoes being launched at CivilistÂ last week and had a lot of fun soaking them all in.