Bodega teamed up with Vans for a luxe take on the iconic black and white Old Skool. Working with the Vault by Vans OG Style 36 LX — the original name and shape of the shoe now called the Old Skool — Bodega pulled a series of premium fabrics inspired by DIY luxury, adding opulent details for a sneaker that evokes a sense of status.
Black tumbled leather meets buttery suede, while a classic white Jazz stripe plays off a super hairy brown suede counterpart on the inner foot. Contrast white stitching, leather laces and a tortoise shell eyelet on each eye-stay further reference custom designer goods, while the Bodega logo appears as something of a watermark, tonally repeating itself across the marshmallow midsole, embossed. And of course, the checkerboard leather tongue plays heavily into a certain Parisian fashion house, while staying true to Vans’ DNA, rounding out the mix of high and low.
The Vault by Vans x Bodega OG Style 36 LX will be available April 2, 2021, exclusively on bdgastore.com as well as in store at Bodega Boston (6 Clearway St. Boston, MA 02115) and Bodega Los Angeles (1320 E. 7th St. Suite 150 @ ROW DTLA Los Angeles, CA 90021)