Collaborations have been churning out from the folks at Vans at rapid speeds lately. The Anaheim-based skateboarding imprint has linked up with the likes of Bianca Chandôn and the popular Netflix series Stranger Things for joint capsules in recent memory, and now it’s formed a philanthropic initiative alongside record label Secretly Canadian. In an effort to aid homelessness in the music company’s hometown of Bloomington, Indiana, it has aligned with Vans to create a Vans Sk8-Hi collaboration to raise awareness and funds.
The kicks are designed with a clean white backdrop and blue sun and moon artwork that allude to the lyrics from Jason Molina’s “Farewell Transmission.” Parked out back are the words “Every Light On This” on the left shoe and “Side Of Town” on the right to nod to the track’s opening verse.
Parties interested in helping the cause and adding these to their rotation can do so via Secretly Store and Bandcamp on September 2. Net proceeds from the launch will go towards Secretly Canadian’s $250,000 fundraising goal for New Hope For Families — the only place in Bloomington and the greater Monroe County where families with children can find emergency shelter together, inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
For other news, peep a look at Labor Skate Shop’s Vans Skate Half Cab in “Croc Green.”