- Vans Vault x WTAPS collaboration
- Inspired by military fabrics
- Premium canvas upper
- Vulcanized rubber outsole
- WTAPS logo on collar
- WTAPS logo tag on tongue
In 1996, WTAPS director Tetsu “TET” Nishiyama launched a brand that defined modern design and created a league of its own. Deeply rooted in a philosophy handed down from Japanese master craftsmen, WTAPS takes an approach to design that recognizes the essence of items that comprise the material world and realizes their hidden potential. WTAPS designs product where shape determines function, and follows a sophisticated creed that “places things where they should be” to release the creative energy that can be found in every form and materialization.
No stranger to Vans, WTAPS joined the family with a number of exclusive Syndicate releases. Working with Vault for the first time, the collection will consist of two Sk8-Hi originals, two Chukka Boot originals, and two Classic Slip-On originals inspired by military fabrics, maintaining a classic-minded direction with suede and canvas uppers.