Paul 107 is a multifaceted creator, known for being an international photographer, writer, director, publisher, consultant and curator. He has mentored many of Montréal’s creatives and up-and-coming artists, and now turns his hand to creating his ideal pair of Vans with street fashion, hip hop, and graffiti all playing a part in his inspiration.
107 pairs were made in reference to the 107 bus that took Labonté from his neighborhood to downtown Montréal, as well as his name and the fact that OTH’s original boutique was on the 107’s route.
In honor of the super-crisp white sneakers that were popular in the late ’90s and early 2000s, OTH and Paul 107’s Authentic LXs come in “True White” 20 oz. duck canvas. Elsewhere around the shoe, you’ll find a Vans’ original sip sole, white-on-white tongue embroidery produced by Montréal’s graffiti artist Shok SIK.
The OTH x Paul Labonté x Vans Vault Authentic LX “True White” is set to release in super-limited quantities today at 9 AM EST on Off The Hook’s website for $120 CAD (approx. $85 USD). Take a closer look at the pair above.
In other news, Vans has unveiled two new lush takes on the OG Lampin LX.