The long wait is almost over. The ‘NASA X Vans’ collaboration pack is finally set to touch down this November.
We first reported on a collaboration between skate wear company Vans and NASA way back in April, and since then our excitement for this team up hasn’t waned.
Initial leaks suggested that the pack would drop in October but Vans have now revealed the official touchdown as November 2nd.
The Vans ‘Space Voyager Collection’ is based on three key shoe designs each styled to reflect elements of NASA’s iconic spacesuits with predominantly white, black and orange colourways.
The three styles are the ‘Old School’, ‘Sk8-Hi 46 MTE’ and ‘Slip-On’.
Countdown to launch! Introducing the Vans Space Voyager collection arriving in T minus 3 days.
Posted by Vans on Tuesday, October 30, 2018
A chunky ribbed sole is reminiscent of those seen on moon boots whilst each design is finished with shuttle mission patches, embroidered slogans and titles related to the space agency and iconic NASA logos.
Most subtle in the pack are the white leather Old Schools which bear the words ‘John F. Kennedy Space Center’ below the NASA logo along the side.
A velcro U.S. flag on the heel is a nice touch, though potentially something that could become easily detached and lost. For the bolder consumer, the Old School shoes also come in Orange.
Vans’ Sk8-Hi 46 MTE is a shoe designed for winter weather with a more rugged aesthetic and warmer inner lining. Styling for these shoes are more extroverted with large circular patches on the sides and prominent trim.
Other apparel will be available to compliment the shoe pack including NASA branded backpacks. Visit the Vans website for more information once the ‘Space Voyager Collection’ lands in a couple of days.