Led by the UltraRange EXO SE, and supported by a mix of new and classic footwear and apparel, the Vans x Chris Johanson collection is brightly inspired by Chris’ preferred mediums and artistic styles. Favoring urban graffiti themes, a combination of text and cartoon images, and incorporating uplifting messaging and organic materials, Johanson draws on these styles in his latest work with Vans. Emphasizing a shared vision for sustainability, many pieces in the collection lean into different eco-materializations and designs by utilizing organically-grown cotton from non-genetically modified seed with no synthetic pesticides, as well as an eco-rubber compound made from responsibly sourced natural rubber instead of petroleum derived synthetic rubber.
A colorful-yet-ethereal swirl is one of three pieces of art that appears within the collection, taking shape on the UltraRange EXO’s upper, and offset by an antique white sole and laces. A favorite among those looking for go-anywhere functionality, the shoe boats a super lightweight build, next-level breathability and maximum traction, grip, and durability. EXO construction offers additional support across the toes and medial sidewall, while the heel lock provide a secure fit.