This Spring Vans have partnered up with those dapper Danes at Rains for a collaboration inspired by the industrial landscape of their native Copenhagen. Merging Vans’ timeless good looks with Rains’ meticulous eye for detail they’ve created a capsule that is all about premium lightweight comfort. Integrating their UltraCush Lite technology into three different Vans silhouettes that collab is made up of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Lite, Classic Slip-On Lite and my personal favourite the Old Skool Lite in fresh leather and earthy tones. Setting out to showcase the heritage of both brands the colour palettes, materials and metal reflectors on the shoes are all inspired by a former industrial island off the harbour of Copenhagen known as Refshaleøen. Whilst the footwear’s uppers also utilise Rains’ inimitable jacket material, reflective detailing, custom aglets with a unique footbed that features an aerial view of the aforementioned island. UltraCush? UltraCushty more like.
The Vans x Rains collection will be available from Vans.eu only in Europe from March 16th