Details of the JJJJound x Vans Sk8-Mid collection.
Have you heard the name JJJJound? You should have.
Created by Justin R. Saunders, the independent design studio is keeping the shoe collab game interesting by uniting forces with brands like New Balance, which resulted in a 992 collaborative version we talked about last year.
This time around, JJJJound's tasteful yet minimalistic design made its way into a special edition of the Vault by Vans Style 37 among other way more flashy collabs on the market.
For the campaign, they called out sound designer Devon Turnbull, skateboarding filmmaker Davonte Jolly, and architect Dong Ping Wong to take pics in their respective creative workspaces in different colors of the Vans JJJJound Sk8-Mid VLT LX silhouette.
Constructed in a suede upper with JJJJound’s utilitarian aesthetic, the sneaker was inspired by the classic Old Skool with three colorways very easy to match: black, brown, and green.
This retrospective sneaker first debuted in 1978 as Vans' first high-top skate shoe and is currently the frontman of the Off The Wall franchise. Dropped on August 14 for US$150, the fresh take on the design is already sold out with people demanding them to be shipped asap.
But this is not the first time the two brands connected. Back in 2017, they created what was also a throwback collection called JJJJound x Vans Old Skool LX Pack inspired by furniture, canvases, and greenhouses. The organic-looking kicks were made with suede detailing in three colorways too.
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