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Vault by Vans Reunites with Engineered Garments on Gore Era 

Costa Mesa, CALIF. (April 8, 2022) – The Vault by Vans x Engineered Garments Era Gore draws deeply from Vans’ core DNA, reimagining the company’s essence through the Engineered Garments lens. This model continues the asymmetrical theme from previous collaborations, taking inspiration from the mismatched look of young skaters who swapped shoes with their friends for an effortless cool.


Designer Daiki Suzuki selects familiar materials, incorporating standard smooth leather, canvas, and suede in a patchwork design across the shoes. What appears to be a simple shoe reveals hidden intricacy up-close, all without overt branding. 


Taking advantage of Vault by Vans’ emphasis on creative expression, Daiki added a new dimension to the Era, inserting an elastic gore beneath the tongue, allowing the wearer to choose between a laced up or slip-on look.

This collaboration celebrates Vans’ foundation by contributing a uniquely Engineered Garments twist, providing a new perspective that only these two brands can offer. Available in 4 total colorways, Tan/White, Black/White, White/White and Black/Black (Nepenthes Exclusive). This exceptional collection will be available at Nepenthes locations on April 9th and globally on April 16th. Please visit The Drop List, a calendar of Vans’ most exclusive product drops, for more information and where to purchase.

About Vans

Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 97 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as Vans Checkerboard Day, Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.


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