Vans has no shortage of classic colorways to revive, however this time, a more recent makeup has been reissued. American fans now have an opportunity to grab the Slip-on and Sk8-Hi “Tiger Check” that initially only released in Japan.
Unusual placement of the brand’s signature checkerboard pattern — the rear midsole and ankle portions of the Sk8-Hi and Slip-On, respectively — distinguishes both shoes from ordinary colorways. Furthermore, the duo offer black suede and premium canvas, delivering a muted base to best showcase the focal point: embroidered tiger patches. The eyes of the tigers are covered by Vans branding written in Japanese katakana, which also appears on the Sk8-Hi’s laces, recalling the origin of the makeup.
Shop the reissued sneakers on Footshop’s website.
Additionally, the Japanese branch of Vans has recently issued several sneakers with embroidered tiger motifs.
Vans “Tiger Check” Pack
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