To mark their respective 30th and 50th-year anniversaries, London’s legendary Slam City Skates retailer has teamed up with Vans for yet another collaboration.
Vans and Slam City go way back, with Vans serving as Slam’s longest-standing footwear brand. Two models have been chosen for the limited edition release — the Native and the Lampin — both of which initially dropped in 1988 and 1993; two critical junctures in Slam’s history. Featured in an off-white and tonal black colorway, each shoe has then been brought up-to-date with the addition of Vans’ Pro Skate technologies, Duracap and Ultracush, for the first time. Retro Slam artwork by Edwin Pouncey (Savage Pencil) and Tod Swank is also featured.
Slam put the shoes through a litmus test by having past and present Slam employees try them out on the streets of London. Also look out for an appearance from Vans team rider Denis Lynn in the video below.
The Vans x Slam City Skates Native and Lampin shoes will be available in-store at Slam City Skates and online from October 21.
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