June 13, 2022

Vault by Vans and Brain Dead Reunite for Two Footwear Drops

OG Half Cab LX and OG Lampin LX to Launch Exclusively at Brain Dead Studios locations June 10 and online June 14 followed by Brain Dead’s Reinterpretation of Vault by Vans’ OG Checkerboard this July

Vault by Vans is proud to reunite with Los Angeles based artist collective, Brain Dead for two footwear drops this fall. This marks the third partnership between the artist collective, and brand. This time, they debut two back-to-back releases that will launch exclusively via Brain Dead this June and be available globally this July.

Set to launch exclusively via Brain Dead on June 14, the artist collective selected the OG Half Cab LX and OG Lampin LX. First debuted in 1992, the Half Cab celebrates 30 years of resilience and its impact on skateboarding and culture at large. The OG skate model has been remastered using a mix of canvas and suede uppers with white tonal stitching. The outsole has been inverted for a tonal black with a white foxing stripe. The OG Lampin LX is available in a tri-tone suede execution with a classic white sole and blue foxing stripe. Each of the silhouettes are finished with white contrast stitching and multi-colored eyelets. The first installment of the Vault by Vans x Brain Dead collection will be available on June 10th at Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, and Brain Dead Studios Harajuku locations and online at wearebraindead.com on June 14th.

Coming this July, the second drop brings both brands together to reimagine the iconic checkerboard – a pattern that has become synonymous with Vans. Inspired by timeless and practical design, the Brain-Dead team chose the OG Authentic LX and the OG Slip-On LX as their canvas. Allowing the silhouettes to speak for themselves, the Brain Dead design team injected the brands signature head logo into the heart of the design to pay homage to tradition while redesigning it.

The second installment of the Vault by Vans x Brain Dead collection will be available on July 5th at wearebraindead.com, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Studios Harajuku and will be available at select Vault by Vans retailers globally on July 9th. For more information, and where to purchase, please visit The Drop List, a calendar of Vans’ most exclusive product drops.


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