Vans Anaheim Factory collection allows the brand to revisit the archives and pay homage to over 55 years of design history and heritage with vulcanized footwear. This season, Vans Anaheim Factory collection references the past with an assortment of footwear and apparel inspired by the original needlepoint product offering that customers were able to help craft and design.
Creativity and self-expression have been at the core of Vans’ brand ethos since its inception. From the mid ‘70s through the 1980s, as part of Vans’ custom footwear offering the brand sold needlepoint kits which allowed customers to pick their own pattern or create their very own do-it-yourself designs to match their outfit or mood which would then be brought back to the factory to customize your own pair of Vans.
Continuing this tradition, this June, Vans delivers a three-piece footwear assortment inspired by these relics from the brands past across the brands very first deck shoe, the Authentic 44 DX.
Available in three prints including a vintage inspired floral, skull and multi-color checkerboard pattern, the Authentic showcases a natural woven textile upper which has been carefully printed to capture the essence of the original needlework designs. Each Authentic is finished with a tonal marshmallow outsole and an OrthoLite sockliner.
The Anaheim Factory Needlework Collection is complete with accompanying apparel that carryover the same heritage designs from the footwear including the Anaheim Needlepoint Floral Jacket which is fabricated with natural cotton canvases and has shoulder embroidery details along with the Anaheim Needlepoint short sleeve with a floral chest embroidery.
The Anaheim Factory Needlework Collection will be available to shop from June 18th online at Vanz.co.za, at select Vans retail stores, and Shelflife.