A third, unexpected iteration takes shape with the Varix in a Manute/Steve Lee colorway, a throwback to ‘90s skate shoe aesthetics. The black/navy uppers are highlighted by reflective pops and graphic hits, navy pig suede overlays, and paired with a white sidewall and crystal rubber outsole.
Named for Don Henley’s 1984 hit, Boys of Summer aims to encapsulate the essence of skateboarding, reminding its audience not to take themselves too seriously. Half a decade ago, Supreme’s Jeff Kutter unveiled a surprise video project to the world, simply titled “Boys of Summer,” and featuring some of skateboarding’s upper echelon. The Boys include several top Vans athletes and ambassadors, including Rowan, Anthony Van Engelen, Elijah Berle, Andrew Allen, Beatrice Domond, Ben Kadow and Diego Todd. It’s safe to say that with two full videos under their belt and a third on the way, Boys of Summer aren’t through having fun yet, and summer isn’t ending anytime soon.
The Vans x Boys of Summer collection will be available May 27, 2021.