In recognition of Star Wars Day, Vans will release a new collection of six Star Wars-themed styles under their Vault label this weekend.
It’s been a while since the last big Vault release, so this news has come as a pleasant surprise. Covering the more premium end of the Vans line, the new Vault collection unearths two rare 80’s Vans prints and incorporates some key Star Wars characters into the designs. First up is the colourful Miami print which builds in the shadowy silhouette of the Imperial AT-AT Walkers across the off-white base of the OG Sk8 Hi LX and OG Slip On LX. The skull and crossed swords Pirate pattern is the second to feature, updated with lightsabers and the helmets of Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers. Again the OG Sk8 Hi LX appears, this time alongside the OG Era LX in a combination of black, navy, red and off-white.
Two OG Half Cab LXs complete the collection in the ultimate showdown of good vs evil as Yoda takes on Darth Vader in corresponding coloured styles. Both characters’ likenesses replace Steve Caballero’s on the tongue and side label and metal lightsaber lace tips are added for an extra element of detail. Each pair in the collection will come in a limited edition, Star Wars branded box with less than 300 pairs produced of each style.
The Vans Vault x Star Wars collection goes on sale at select stockists globally this Sunday May the 4th (of course). The UK’s only stockist will be the Opening Ceremony store in London, which opens at 12 noon. Take a look at each style in more detail below.