Vans Vault x Robert Williams

another trippy collabo

The forthcoming Vans Vault collection sees another great collab with Juxtapoz founder Robert Williams. His signature psych-informed (and très trippy) artwork will grace the Slip-On 98, Authentic 44 and Sk8-Hi 38 models - transparent waffle outsoles included. The collection, which will even include a very special Fender Stratocaster Guitar, will be available worldwide on July 23.

“In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, a new form of realism through paint presented perspectives that challenged the definition of fine art, focusing on the figurative graphics that formal art tended to reject: comic books, hot rod culture, surfer illustrations, movie posters and trading cards, to name a few. It was Robert Williams’ groundbreaking 1979 book, The Lowbrow Art of Robert Williams, that introduced the term “lowbrow” into the fine arts lexicon, fostering the evolution of “outlaw culture” in the art space. The Vault by Vans x Robert Williams offering features three prominent paintings by Robert that speak to this form of fine art including Flaming Cobras, Malfeasance and Jalapeña.”