ARTICLE BY T.S. FOX
Rhude Vans Bold Ni Black Blue Red Release Date Hero
Rhude Vans Bold Ni Black Blue Red Release Date Hero
Rhude Vans Bold Ni Black Blue Red Release Date Hero

Rhude and Vans Celebrate California with a Bold Ni Colab
Release: 24 October 2019

Rhuigi Villaseñor's Rhude dropped an unexpected colab with Vans back in August of 2019 and the project was nearly impossible to cop: units were supposedly limited to just 300 pairs worldwide. Thankfully, however, the Californian compadres are re-teaming this October for a followup.

The Bold Ni is once again the canvas of choice and this time appears in a trio of clean suede colourways, each with license plate-inspired graphics on the midsole wraps and checkered outsoles as a nod to both Vans and Rhude's Cali roots.

'Growing up surrounded by the skate scene in Los Angeles made collaborating with Vans a surreal moment for all of us at Rhude,' says Villaseñor of the project. 'Vans has a unique history and connection with youth culture which is why I was so excited to push those creative boundaries with this collaboration. 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.'

The colab debuts via Rhude's web store on Thursday, October 24.

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