You hardly need us to tell you that Vans have been a streetwear staple for what seems like an eternity. Lil B and The Pack had their Vans on (but they looked like sneakers!) back in 2006. A full decade later, nearly every song on our 2016 rotation namechecked Vans, think: Kanye, 21 Savage, SZA, Tyler the Creator, Famous Dex, Meek Mill…
We can confidently declare 2016 the year of Vans, with every man, woman and potentially their dog sporting a pair. So, after their models became a wardrobe must-have last year, we were left wondering how the brand was going to evolve into 2017.
But never fear! Vans hit the accelerator hard in 2017 and they’re showing no signs of slowing down. Silhouettes like the Slip-On and Sk8-Hi became so hot that their sole imprints must nearly be burned into cities' sidewalks. However, Vans stepped up to another level, releasing some highly sought-after colabs.
Let’s make like The Pack’s Lil Uno and go slide real quick over Van’s 2017 highlights, like we got skates on!