NOVEMBER 29, 2021
VAULT BY VANS X UNDEFEATED
It’s been almost 15 years since Vans first joined forces with West Coast-born global streetwear brand and retailer UNDEFEATED in 2007, and to celebrate the occasion, they’re bringing back the all-over U-Man print used on their very first collaboration. Utilized across three different OG Old Skool LX colorways — “Bistro Green,” “Blue Iolite” and “Buckthorn Brown”.
The U-Man was designed by internationally renowned artist Geoff McFetridge around the time UNDEFEATED first opened their doors on La Brea in 2002. Geoff created the U-Man as a gift for his friends and UNDEFEATED co-founders Eddie Cruz and James Bond, taking cues from their fun sense of humor and UNDEFEATED’s unique connection to sports.
The U-Man became the ultimate mascot for UNDEFEATED and a staple piece of branding on the level of the company’s Five Strike logo.
Composed of supple pigskin suede and sturdy canvas, each UNDEFEATED x Vault by Vans OG Old Skool LX offers an all-over U-Man print on its quarter panels, collars and tongues. UNDEFEATED’s famed Five Strike logo is mixed with a Vans wordmark on the tongue tag, and the laces are embellished with a branded deubre of their own.