Vans has announced a first-time collab with Chicago designer Joe “Freshgoods” Robinson on the OG Style 36 LX sneaker. Titled “The Honeymoon Stage, ” the shoe features a suede upper with pigskin leather binding and a marshmallow outsole. Tapping into Robinson’s signature colors, the shoe will be offered in one of three colors: red, khaki and pink, with a marshmallow outsole with Robinson’s JFG initials are integrated into the check pattern.
“It’s always been a goal of mine to partner with iconic brands, it’s one of those things I never thought I would get the chance to do. When it comes to classic streetwear, I feel like at some point in your career you have to have a Vault by Vans collab, it’s an iconic brand with iconic silhouettes,” said Robinson, in a press release.
The shoe will make its debut at Robinson’s new Every Now and Then store on July 1, 2022 located at 1008 West Lake, Unit 2, Chicago. The location will serve as a creative space and gallery for all of Robinson’s projects and showcases.
Additional locations carrying the shoes plus an in-house-designed apparel collection will be announced at a later date.