words // Luis Sanchez
photography // Jotham Porzio

Vans Syndicate joins forces with original gangster Ice-T for one of the most unique collaborations we've seen all year. The west coast's OG of gangster rap is represented with both the SK8-Hi OG "S" and the Chukka Decon "S," which Ice-T describes as "One's more gangster, one's more pimp."

The gangster model in the SK8-Hi OG "S" features a black suede build with Slauson Swap-Meet inspired embroidery spelling out "Ice-t" along the lateral side heel, "O.G" on the heel and "Body Count" on the medial side heels.

The pimp side of things is represented with a far more simple model, taking over the Chukka Decon "S." The iconic Chukka by Vans is brought to life by Ice-T with a premium nubuck featuring tonal branding, with "OG" over the heel tabs and sockliners covered in Ice'T's gangsta' lyrics to match the SK8-Hi.

Enjoy an exclusive look at the Ice-T x Vans Syndicate "Rhyme Syndicate" Collection courtesy of Sole Collector, and look for them at select Vans Syndicate retailers today.