Vans Pro Skate Octagon Slip On releasing 20/1/2018

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Vans and OCTAGON have teamed up for the first collaboration to hit the store this year which combines the French hardware brand’s futuristic aesthetic with a Slip On Pro.

 

Debuting at the Bright Tradeshow in 2015 with a twenty-plus minute long promo featuring Edouard Depaz, Valentin Bauer, Bram De Cleen, Joseph Biais, Yeelen Moens and Rimy Taveira – Octagon has created an aesthetic which blends sic-fi themes with quality European skateboarding.

 

The shoe features a  simple black and white colour palette with minimalist detailing aligning OCTAGON’s dystopian mystique with a timeless Vans silhouette. Both robust and clean, the high quality leather upper is backed by Vans Duracap for enhanced durability while a rubber heel counter provides extra support alongside a touch of contrasting colour.

 

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However, the highlights of the Vans Pro Skate Octagon Slip On Pro are in the finer details which included an embossed logo on the heel counter and OCTAGON text hidden under the Vans Pro Skate tab.  The Ultracush HD sockliner features an intricate circuit board themed pattern which is also featured on the outsole of the shoe and visible through a rad semi-transparent Waffle grip outsole to compliment Octagon’s enigmatic aesthetic.

 

Adhering to the dystopian theme, Vans and Octagon are releasing a short filmed titled ‘CODEBASE’ which will premiere at the Vans X OCTAGON pop-up store  at 324 Rue Saint Martin, 75003 Paris, France before being uploaded to the mainframe for your enjoyment on January 22nd. Scroll down for more images from this quirky capsule!

 

The Vans Octagon Slip On Pro is available January 20th in-store and online at: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

Get some more insights into the mysterious entity that is Octagon with this interview from Free Skate Mag and have a listen to the corporations Jenkem Mix whilst you’re at it.

 

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