Friday, December 4, 2020

Anderson .Paak x Vans Back Again


Anderson .Paak and Vans are back with two new takes on the Old Skool and a fresh offering of apparel/accessories. Inspired by .Paak’s two young sons Soul and Shine, both shoes are colorful, whimsical and boast a bright-eyed energy, making for an apt follow-up to the LA-based musician’s debut Vans capsule from October.

First is the “Ziti,” which uses a bold palette of blue, purple, green and yellow suede across its upper. Jazz Stripes, midsoles, laces and eyestays are done up in white for contrast and the design’s kid-sized iteration adds a little extra flair with a dripping pink print atop its foxing. Next arrives the “Soulito,” which discards the multi-colored stylings of its counterpart for a full light purple corduroy upper. Just because it’s monochromatic doesn’t mean it’s devoid of detail, however: toeboxes and tongues feature an ultra-thick wale to ramp up the textured detailing while quarters and heels provide a finer wale for contrast. Much like its counterpart, the “Soulito” is rounded off by white Jazz Stripes, laces and midsoles. Both pairs are completed with a “Yes Lawd” hit on the inner heel, continuing the ethos established on the aforementioned first collection.

Apparel consists of a durable chore coat with reversible detailing: one side boasts a purple plaid pattern while the other presents solid purple canvas. Bucket hats are available in purple plaid or shaggy green terry cloth, and a purple corduroy backpack rounds off the offerings.

The latest Anderson .Paak x Vans collection will release via the Vans webstore come December 11.


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