From the ground up

Brand: Born Free x Blends x Vans Vault

Model: Sk8-Hi LX

Key Features: Canvas and suede construction, tricolor stripes

Release Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 9 a.m. PST

Price: TBA

Availability: Blends and select retailers

Editor’s Notes: As a follow-up to last year’s release, Southern California-based boutique Blends, aligns with Vans once more to celebrate this year’s Born Free event, which is the Orange County motorcycle show’s ninth annual meet.

While last year consisted of the Old Skool LX, the Sk8-Hi LX silhouette is utilized this time and reinterpreted in a vibrant makeover of rich blue canvas and suede. Further exuding patriotic flair, the signature jazz stripe across its side panels are rendered in red, white and blue, while a translucent checkerboard outsole and co-branding on the tongue and insoles solidify its overall details.

Debuting first at the Born Free event this weekend, those of you who can’t make it will have a chance to purchase at Blends’s website on June 27.

Also, Vault by Vans teams with Brain Dead for a must-have summer capsule.

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