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Vans have teamed up with Japanese classic bag maker, Porter, to create a range of shoes that are both dark and bright at the same time. We think they look superb!

Vans is well known for partnering with other brands through its Vault by Vans collections. This time they’ve teamed up with Yoshida & Co, who have a reputation of serious craftsmanship and detail. This reputation has been built over 85 years of manufacturing Japanese-made bags.

The Porter brand by Yoshida & Co is well known for its minimalist bags that have timeless style. Vans aims to leverages Porter’s urban edge with their own Southern California aesthetic to create a cool and unique range of shoes. 

Yoshida & Co was founded in Tokyo in 1937 and launched Porter 27 years later with the philosophy of “One stitch, all soul”. The new collab’ features a four-piece footwear collection that combines “Porter’s monochromatic sophistication with Vans’ iconic design details”.

The collection is led by the OG Old Skool LX in black and forest night. The style features a distorted checkerboard on the lateral upper, a monochromatic aloha and flora print on the medial, along with a removable Sidestripe and ankle cuff. The OG Old Skool is infused with Vans’ Southern California relaxed style through special black/white Checkerboard laces. 

In addition to the OG Old Skool, Vans introduces the OG Classic Slip-On LX in forest night/black, with flora print on the toe and ankle upper, Checkerboard along the side upper and elastic gore and collar lining. The final footwear iteration, the OG Sk8-Hi Reissue LX, is offered in forest night/black and showcases a Checkerboard upper and monochromatic, removeable Sidestripe as well as black/white Checkerboard laces and a special heel label.

To complete the collection, Vault by Vans x Porter have also created three unique accessories including a briefcase, wallet and luggage tag, all matching back to the footwear. 

The Vault by Vans x Porter collection will be available beginning February 20, 2021. For more information, please visit