size? Reveal Exclusive Vans Style 36 ‘Patchwork’
Vans has been somewhat busy this summer. Alongside its biggest Marvel collection to date, it also expanded its most progressive collection to date, the UltraRange, with the UltraRange AC and the UltraRange Gore. But it’s not stopping there, with the drop of the size? exclusive multi-coloured Vans Style 36 ‘Patchwork’.
The new Vans Style 36 ‘Patchwork’ pays homage to the history and origins of the Vans brand. Slated as THE original skate shoe, Vans began its journey in sleepy Anaheim, California. In the early days, production runs were so small that customers were able to even select materials, printed details on the midsole, lace choices and colourways.
During this time a ‘promotional’ pair of trainers was produced to promote the different choices you could make when designing your shoe. The new ‘Patchwork’ Style 36 pays homage to this promotion trainer with every single panel on the trainer sporting a different colour.
size? have taken one side of this original ‘sample’ colourway and mirrored it onto the opposite foot. Seen in an almost Old Skool style, the upper features pink, green, blue, yellow, red and purple patches, while the printed midsole branding also returns in alternating red and blue, one of the first times the application has been seen for a good few decades.
The size? exclusive Vans Style 36 ‘Patchwork’ will be available via the size? previews app and in all size? stores on Friday 27th July, where a pair will set you back £70.
size? themselves have had a busy year too with the release of the adidas Originals TRX Runner in two exclusive colourways – the latest silhouette to come under the banner of size?’s ‘Archive collection’.