NOAH and Vans Return With Mismatched OG Era LX and Minimalistic Authentics

Shoes for the maximalist or the minimalist within.

By
Footwear
6,282 Hypes 3 Comments

Brendon Babenzien‘s NOAH is continuing its partnership with the SoCal-based skateboarding stalwart Vans with the release of two new collaborative sneakers, this time around taking on the Authentic and OG Era LX.

Previous collaborations have shown that NOAH is not afraid of delivering something daring. Its Sk8-Hi Decon was covered in lush “Petrol Blue” suede, while others such as the collaborative Chukkas sported all-over check patterns. For the new Authentic and OG Era LX, NOAH goes full-blown with its use of color.

However, while the Authentic has been given bright makeovers in suede, it has also been stripped back. All the seams from the front toe cap have been removed, which give the shoe a seamless one-piece upper made from suede in baby pink, brown, and navy blue. Each is contrasted by a black vulcanized sole unit, black laces, a red license plate on the heel, and a small Vans-branded tab on the lateral-side collar.

In contrast, NOAH and Vans also present their OG Era LX — an exercise in color, patterns and prints. Suede, canvas, and corduroy panels combine on these two colorways, with both looking to the mid-’80s when surf and skate cultures merged as one. The result is nothing short of brave — one pair features a pink suede lateral, a camouflage print medial, a lime green corduroy toe, checkered flag heels, white stitching, and a black sole unit.

The other OG Era LX from Noah x Vans is slightly subtler, adopting the same combination of suede, canvas, and corduroy but coloring them in shades of brown, navy blue, red, and white.

Noah Clubhouse Tokyo and Noah Noodle Shop Osaka, as well as Noah NY and the brand’s website will drop all five pairs on October 22. Take a closer look at what’s releasing above.

In other news, here are this week’s best footwear drops.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Advisory Board Crystals Drops "Crystal Case" Pelican Collaboration
Fashion

Advisory Board Crystals Drops "Crystal Case" Pelican Collaboration

For all your precious stones.

Awake NY, Just Don and More Design Facemasks for Vistaprint
Fashion

Awake NY, Just Don and More Design Facemasks for Vistaprint

The Artist Series also includes Keith Haring, Face Oka, Sophia Chang and Lisa Perry.

TAION Delivers Down Goodness Just in Time for Winter
Fashion

TAION Delivers Down Goodness Just in Time for Winter

A brand on a mission to create the best down jackets.


Light Cognitive Designs LED Skylights to Mimic the Sky
Design

Light Cognitive Designs LED Skylights to Mimic the Sky

Programmed to match the lighting conditions of the outside.

Razer's Current Xbox Peripherals Will Be Forward Compatible With the Xbox Series X and S
Gaming

Razer's Current Xbox Peripherals Will Be Forward Compatible With the Xbox Series X and S

Spanning across headphones, controllers, and arcade sticks.

Nike SB Dips the Zoom Blazer Mid, Blazer Low GT and Zoom Stefan Janoski in Highlighter Hues
Footwear

Nike SB Dips the Zoom Blazer Mid, Blazer Low GT and Zoom Stefan Janoski in Highlighter Hues

Liven up your fall sneaker rotation.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.