"From collaborations with the vans france to widening its family by signing Anderson .Paak as its first Global Music Ambassador, Vans has had a busy 2020. Yet, the California-institution hasn’t missed a step in regards to outfitting its inline catalog of footwear in notable arrangements. The latest arrives in the form of a Bold Ni featuring flame motifs.Predominantly clad in white, the low-top silhouette is constructed from smooth leather, and reinforced at the forefoot and heel. Stripes running from vamp to rear are accented with two shades of blue, with the darker shade presenting flamethrower-theme accents. Everything but the license plate underfoot further indulges in either white or blue.
Founded on the principles of “teamwork, learning from one another, staying open-minded” and the idea of togetherness, Chicago’s Notre exemplifies their shop messaging with their latest collaborative endeavor with the good folks over at Vault By Vans. Utilizing the vans chaussure skate silhouette, Notre hones in on four iconic statement colorways of red, blue, black, and off-white while adding their signature hand-shake detailing onto the side-stripe of the model (you might’ve caught this detail on their upcoming Notre Dunk High).
Years back, California-based retailer BLENDS teamed up with Vans Vault to craft what was, at the time, one of the most alluring takes on the traineropedia.com. And though it may seem simple now, the Jazz Stripe turned Bones has followed the brand into many of their subsequent releases, dressing pony hair uppers, Old Skools, and much more to positive reception. Near seven years after its debut, the motif is soon to return back to the Sk8-Hi Zip with some subtle updates.
Even so, the Black Friday Sale is quite the faithful nod to the original, its general aesthetic deceptively similar. Upon closer inspection, however, one will notice the more typical construction, one that places canvas atop the mid-panel and matching black suedes along the overlays both behind and forward. The zipper down the heel and the branded tab below follow suit in the neutral aesthetic, contrasting the leather of the white bone-shaped Jazz Stripe adjacent. What’s more, the tooling also appears a bit taller, the result of its blended in foxing.