After Vans recently let RHUDE and BILLY’s Tokyo reimagine its Bold Ni, the California-based brand has now tapped Japan’s BEAUTY & YOUTH for a duo of takes on the ’80s skate silhouette. Arriving in both a crisp “Lime” and soft “Lilac” colorway, the two-pack of styles puts the United Arrows & Sons‘ sub-label’s signature attention to detail and knack for high quality craftsmanship on full display.
Constructed of soft nubuck, each shoe’s upper presents a single color — either “Lime” or “Lilac.” This simple-yet-effective style brought is together by super-sized white Jazz Stripes that swoop around the midfoot, serving as the eyestays before coming to rest directly above the toebox. The toebox itself then features a T-shaped overlay for extra durability and detail. Footbeds feature Vans’ modern-day UltraCush technology, while the white midsole adds a signature red stamp on its heel. The look is finalized by a classic vulcanized gum outsole.
The BEAUTY & YOUTH Vans Bold Ni is available for pre-order now, exclusively at the BEAUTY & YOUTH webstore. A delivery date of early March is expected, and each pair retails for a tax-included price of ¥11,000 JPY (approximately $100 USD).
If you’re on the hunt for a louder pair of Vans, the Sk8-Hi and Style 36 both recently released in tribal print-adorned makeups.