Vans Surf and Former have partnered once again on a collection that epitomizes “Off The Wall” creativity. With a nod to both brands’ shared ethos of raw, unapologetic authenticity and progressive design, Vans’ latest collaboration with Former is laser focused on fresh details and elevated materials.
Rich leather and suedes are the backbone of the footwear styles, with embossed detailing and patches designed by the Former team for a DIY, against-the-grain aesthetic that makes this collection undeniably Former. A black, green, and cream palette runs throughout the offering, led by Vans Destruct Mid MTE-1, and rounded out with the all-new Surf Boot Hi Split Toe 3MM and the Mid Slip MTE-1.
The Destruct Mid MTE-1 combines style and capability, thanks to MTE technologies, including moisture management, thermoregulation, and traction, that allow it to hold up and function, rain or shine. The MTE-1 Primaloft™ Cold Weather Thermal Package keeps feet warm during cold spells and post-surf. Sealing the deal, the MTE-1 outsole provides traction and the rugged durability that defines Vans. The collection also includes a sherpa-lined Former Jacket featuring patches on the back and a Former lockup on the front left chest.
Founded by professional surfers Dane Reynolds and Craig Anderson, and pro skaters Austyn Gillette and Dylan Rieder, Former is independently owned and operated with the sole intention of creating and producing things they like to wear and be a part of. No overly complex business plan or strategies. Just good, quality design.
Vans x Former is now available at select Vans retail locations, and vans.co.za/surf