When it comes to collaborations, Vans have established a long portfolio of exciting and unique hook-ups, successfully incorporating the latest and coolest brands on the street. Their classic sneaker profiles provide a clear canvas for the brand to almost ‘ID’ their own products. The latest collaboration comes from a more low-key yet highly credible brand, Hyperstealth. Originally founded in 1999, the Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. has ascended itself to a globally leading brand in military and camouflage clothing. Predominately using its impressive 10,000 plus assortment of patterns for worldwide law and enforcement agencies, Vans welcomes a surprising yet appropriate collaboration this July.
The ensemble features a variety of sneaker, apparel and accessories, featuring Hyperstealth’s characteristic camouflage imprint. Standout pieces include the Vans OTW Ludlow sneakers, a classic mid-cut skateboard shoe available in a trendy blue camo. The Vans Lynwood also emerges as another collaboration favourite, a high-top option embodying the classic Black/Brown camo along its mid section atop a crisp white rubber sole.
Selected pieces are now available online, while the entire collection will be available later this month at limited Vans OTW retailers.
Words by James Monteith