Referencing Vans’ California roots, the shoe’s color and graphic story is inspired by three different license plates for “The Golden State.” Years include 1963, the year Vans was founded; 1969, a blue-themed plat reflecting Rhude’s logo and 1982, known for its California sun graphic.
The reference to license plates also reflects Rhuigi Villaseñor’s love of cars. In a press release he explained, “From a design standpoint, the colorways I chose are an homage to my love of iconic, classic cars; blue to represent the Mercedes 280 SL, red for the Ferrari 275 and black for the Porsche Carrera.”
Vans and Rhude capsule will drop on rh-ude.com as well as select Vans retailers on October 26, 2019 and November 23rd.
Check out images of the silhouettes below.