To expand on its “Made for the Makers” series, Vans has now tapped legendary American tattoo artist BJ Betts for a triple pack of functional, camo-clad sneakers, spanning across the Old Skool, Authentic and Slip-On in olive green, tan, and navy blue tones respectively.
“I wanted to make something functional,” said Betts. “Being an artist and working long hours, more times than not I end up going out and having dinner later in the evening and going to meet up with my family and friends directly from work. I wanted to have a collection that could be worn easily and comfortably while working, with the stain resistant qualities that allow me to head out for a nice dinner looking presentable with a simple wipe down of my shoes. The shoes are generally the first thing that is noticed, am I wrong?”
He also explained why he chose to use camo patterns, which harkens back to his family’s military heritage. “The camo pattern and its colors are inspired by my military service, and my Grandfather’s service as well, who was one of the best men that ever walked this earth, and who this whole project is dedicated to.”
For those interested, the Vans BJ Betts collection is now available over on the sneaker brand’s website, with prices ranging from $80 USD to $85 USD.
Elsewhere in sneakers, check out Nike’s Air Max 90 FlyEase in “Apple Green.”