Brain Dead x Vault by Vans Release July 9th

Brain Dead x Vault by Vans Release July 9th

Haven Neiman

Brain Dead x Vault by Vans

OG Authentic LX + OG Classic Slip-On LX

Established by designer Kyle Ng and Ed Davis in 2014, the streetwear-inspired creative collective Brain Dead is well-versed in disruptive and graphic-led approaches. By intertwining aesthetics of post-punk, underground comics, skateboarding, and just the general concept of subcultures, Brain Dead has transformed the brand into one of the most sought-after streetwear labels the fashion industry has ever seen. Brain Dead is inspired by those who consume it, and Kyle Ng and Ed Davis find inspiration from unexpected places with their extreme and unique mindsets.


The footwear label Vans Vault was founded by brothers Paul Van Doren and Jim Van Doren in 1966. Inspired by west coast culture and the skateboarding lifestyle, skateboarders began taking notice of the brand once the early ‘70s hit. As the brand continued to make a name for itself, the brand introduced its Vault by Vans collection that offered classic Vans silhouettes that implemented unique collections and colorways inspired by contemporary street fashion, art, music, skate, and surf cultures. The collection offers a diverse line-up of footwear silhouettes that present designs and collaborations with partners who represent pinnacle creative cultures.


With that, Vault by Vans and Brain Dead collide for the third time in introducing a collaborative take on the classic OG Authentic LX and OG Slip-On LX silhouettes. This collaboration brings both brands together to reimagine the iconic checkerboard pattern that has become synonymous with Vans as a whole. Inspired by practical and timeless designs, Brain Dead chose to inject the brand’s signature head logo into the heart of each silhouette’s design, paying homage to tradition all while redesigning the iconic OG Authentic LX and OG Slip-On LX silhouettes.


Both featuring canvas uppers, the OG Authentic LX and OG Slip-On LX silhouettes are splashed with Brain Dead’s branding in black and white checkerboard form. Sky blue piping details reside throughout the vulcanized midsole, while the signature Vans Vault flag label is subtly placed on the exterior. A co-branded insole makes an appearance as well as a subtly-embossed Brain Dead-inspired branding at the midsole. The iconic rubber waffle outsole ties together the rest of the designs.


FEATURE Release - Saturday, July 9th

Vans Vault x Braindead OG Authentic LX (VN0A4BV9BA21)

Vans Vault x Braindead OG Classic Slip-On LX (VN0A45JKBA21)


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