Vans x WTAPS is one of those sneaker collaborations that you can anticipate coming back around every once in a while. Delivering on that is the latest from the two entities, pictured here, which actually comes through with something rather unexpected: the return of the "Bones" detailing used on pairs of old.
That pattern hits on the Chukka Boot, Sk8-Hi, and Authentic silhouettes. The upcoming collaboration also features anaconda-inspired embossed leather versions of the Vans Authentic.
This new Vans x WTAPS collection launches first in Japan on Aug. 20. The anaconda pairs will release in other regions on Aug. 27, followed by the bones pairs on Sep. 10.
Vans lists the following retailers as ones that will stock the shoes in the U.S.: Undefeated, Carve, Feature, Kicks/Hi, Proper, 510 Skateboarding, Kicks/Hi Guam, St. Alfred Incorporated, The Darkside Initiative, Westwood Supply, Fice, Trumpet, Barney’s, Kith, Steven Alan, Bodega, Need Supply Co., Opening Ceremony, Jako Enterprises, Kingsrowe, Notre, Today Worldwide, Dover Street Market New York, Commonwealth Boutique, The Webster Miami, Wish Atlanta, Pilgrim Surf, Shoe Gallery.