The Montreal-based studio that is JJJJound has come a long way since its inception back in 2006, in fact, the creative collective is now releasing a collaborative collection with none other than Vans.
As for what the duo have been focusing on, they have selected a classic model from Van’s own Vault, the Style 37. Staying true to the original inspiration and motivation for the model, JJJJound is maintaining the pair’s effectiveness when it comes to skating and aesthetics.
The sneaker debuted in 1978 as the brand’s first high-top skate shoe, which integrated the ankle guard concept into its design. The short-lived style was only in production for one year before its design evolved into the beloved Sk8-Hi currently at the core of the Off The Wall franchise. Sometime in the 1990s, Vans reissued the Style 37, and since then, it has been reissued and rediscovered as the Sk8-Mid VLT LX.
Specifically, the long-running silhouette has been reconstructed with materials selected for their durability. When it comes to colourways, the palette is washed out in a way that’s reminiscent of heavily used skate sneakers. Take a look at the Vault by Vans x JJJJound Style 37 below. If you like what you see then sit tight as the collection starts rolling out this week.
To be precise, the release schedule goes like this:
- Vault by Vans x JJJJound Sk8-Mid VLT LX in Black is available August 10th at 9AM PST/12PM EST/5PM BST.
- The Brown colourway is available August 11th at 9AM PST/12PM EST/5PM BST.
- The Green colourway is available August 12th at 9AM PST/12PM EST/5PM BST.
- The Vault by Vans x JJJJound Sk8-Mid VLT LX will be available at select Vault by Vans retail locations globally from August 14th at 9AM PST/12PM EST/5PM BST.
Every release will be made available via JJJJound’s online store.