May 11, 2021

Vans x Parks Project

This Dreamy California Collection between Vans and Parks Project is contributing $250,000 to the National Parks Conservation Association in support of its mission.



Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, and national park outfitter Parks Project release a limited-edition capsule collection inspired by the great outdoors. The collection includes staple Vans Classics silhouettes embossed with Parks Project’s mission statement to “Leave It Better Than You Found It” when exploring the national parks. In addition to the product collaboration, this collection will directly give back $250,000 to the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA).



Parks Project and Vans come together thanks to a shared love of nature and appreciation of an active lifestyle. California served as the muse for this streetwear line of T-shirts, hoodies, hats, and of course shoes, with joyful tie-dye, sunny yellows and retro prints. The release includes the Parks Project Leave It Better Classic Vans Slip-On and Vans x Parks Project Leave It Better Sk8-Hi.




“As a native Californian, Vans epitomizes the West Coast lifestyle,” said Parks Project CEO and co-founder Keith Eshelman. “This opportunity to create a collection together was a dream of mine and I hope it inspires a new generation of outdoor adventurers to leave the outdoors better than they found it.”

Founded by Eshelman and Sevag Kazanci, Parks Project gives back to national parks with every item sold under the pillars of youth education, wildlife conservancy, habitat restoration and visitor programs. Parks Project has given back over $1.3 million to national parks through the sales of their apparel and homegoods items, all inspired by the parks themselves.

The collection will be available on,, and key retailers such as Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters. 

For more information, follow Parks Project on IG at @parksproject


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