While the demands placed by skateboarding and travel on their respective, associated gear may differ in terms of specifics, both arenas require certain shared functional characteristics: reliability, durability, ease of use. That’s what makes the Vault by Vans label such an ideal collaborative partner to celebrate Porter’s 85thanniversary.
Visual motifs that define both labels converge on a selection of four footwear silhouettes: the SK8-Hi, the Classic Slip-On, and two Old Skool colorways, and three carrying essentials: a briefcase, wallet, and luggage tag.
The off the wall customization ethos that is so integral to Vans’ genetic make-up seamlessly incorporates the tactical functionality chic of Porter, on the collaborative Old Skool LX. The suede/canvas upper features mismatched signature Vans patterns, in a dark, tonal forest night and black ink colorway. Porter’s classic orange lining is represented not only in the details (collar, footbed, outsole, laces), but with a removable, medial sidewall stripe that reveals an orange layer.