This spring, Vans is partnering with Vancouver-based label CLUBGEAR for two classic silhouettes reimagined through a vibrant, ’90s rave-inspired lens. Known for their techno graphics and playful aesthetics, CLUBGEAR gives the Era Pro and Slip-On Pro silhouettes asymmetric neon accents and retro patterning.
The Era Pro boasts a mismatched take on Vans’ iconic checkerboard print in different multi-check colorways such as red/blue, green/black and purple/yellow. A yellow “CLUBGEAR” logo is embroidered on the heels, while neon detailing line the inside of the shoe and the tongue. For an even bolder statement, a set of micro-checkerboard laces can be worn in place of the original white pair.
For the second option, the Slip-On Pro features a black “Crosshair” pattern with green and orange accents outlining the tongue. “CLUBGEAR” wraps around the entirety of the shoe by way of a foxing stripe. Both the Era Pro and Slip-On Pro feature mismatched blue and red rubber Vans heel labels and arrive in a custom all-over print box. A select number of customers will receive a hand-embellished box decorated with artwork by skater Tyler Warren or Ben Blundell.
Retailing from $90 to $100 USD, the Era Pro and Slip-On Pros are available now through select Vans Pro Skate accounts in the US and Canada and on CLUBGEAR’s website.