Vault by Vans & Palm Angels celebrate skate culture in a new collab

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Vault by Vans x Palm Angels

Francesco Ragazzi, founder and creative director of Palm Angels, has teamed up with Vault by Vans to pay tribute to skate culture, offering three styles of sneakers featuring its iconic designs.

The story of Palm Angels began as a book, a work composed of black and white photographs that translates founder Francesco Ragazzi’s take on the world of California skateboarding. Published in 2014 and prefaced by Pharrell Williams, the collection of images, a true declaration of love to skate culture, gave birth to a first collection of ready-to-wear and accessories a year later, in 2015. It goes without saying that skate culture is closely tied to Palm Angels’ history and has always influenced its designs.

Palm Angels started with a photography book and Vans was already there. I took a picture of a guy skating in Venice beach, wearing the most vintage Vans Sk8-Hi I had ever seen and since then, the idea of Palm Angels collaborating with Vans has always been in my mind. It’s now finally reality. With this collection I wanted to recreate exactly that same image: few models with a vintage feeling and a contemporary take“, said Francesco Ragazzi.

Vibrant tribute to the freedom and individuality expressed on the boards, the collection includes three models revisited by Palm Angels: the Sk8-Hi VLT LX, the Sk8-Mid VLT LX and the Old Skool LX. Each style has been reinterpreted with the Palm Angels codes: red, grey, white and black, with the Palm Angels logo appearing on the side of the shoes, recreating the iconic Vans Sidestripe.

The Sk8 comes in two versions Hi and Mid, the first opting for the duo white and red while the second for a black and white pairing, both adorned with a semi-translucent midsole and tread. As for the Old Skool, it is dressed in a dark gray hue.

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Vault by Vans x Palm Angels
Vault by Vans x Palm Angels
Vault by Vans x Palm Angels
Vault by Vans x Palm Angels

The Palm Angels x Vault by Vans collaboration is now available exclusively on palmangels.com, and in selected Palm Angels stores worldwide.
Beginning October 1st, the capsule will be available at select Vault by Vans retailers worldwide.