Legendary skate brand, Vans, are expanding their “Made for the Makers” series; collaborating with American Tattoo extraordinaire, BJ Betts

The collaboration consists of three shoes designed and approved by Betts. All of the silhouettes feature a camouflage style pattern, with the Vans Old Skool, Authentic and Slip-On highlighting an olive green, tan, and navy blue over-tone. “The camo pattern and its colors are inspired by my military service, and my Grandfather’s service as well, who was one of the best men that ever walked this earth, and who this whole project is dedicated to.” Betts stated. 

When making the shoes BJ wanted to focus on their functionality, as well as their comfort and style. Saying, “Being an artist and working long hours, more times than not I end up going out and having dinner later in the evening and going to meet up with my family and friends directly from work. I wanted to have a collection that could be worn easily and comfortably while working, with the stain resistant qualities that allow me to head out for a nice dinner looking presentable with a simple wipe down of my shoes. The shoes are generally the first thing that is noticed, am I wrong?”

The Vans x BJ Betts collection is currently available on the Vans website. You can check them out below and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, to keep up to date with all the latest releases. 


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