USPS and Vans Ship Out Special Old Skools, Sk8-His and MoreRelease: 29 November 2021
Special delivery! The USPS have teamed up with Vans for a mail carrier-inspired collection of footwear and apparel that pulls from postal workers' famous blue uniforms and the USPS' familiar iconography. Unlike Nike – who released a USPS-inspired Air Force 1 Experimental that almost caused a legal fracas – Vans has taken a more direct route, as every piece of this collection is officially licensed.
There's four footwear options to be had here, namely a Sk8-Hi MTE-1, a Sk8-Hi Reissue, an Old Skool and an Authentic. Each pulls from a different part of the Postal Service's story. The Sk8-Hi MTE-1 draws from mail carrier uniforms and features an element-ready construction with sherpa fleece linings, reflective tongue badges, grippy outsoles and more. The Sk8-Hi Reissue borrows its colours and graphic hits from Priority Mail envelopes and boxes, while the Old Skool keeps things simple with a no-frills colour scheme, denim Jazz Stripe, and a postage stamp-inspired hit on its midsole and tongue. Last but not least, the Authentic is constructed of denim and features a repeating postal service print. There's also a collection of apparel that includes a hoodie, tee, beanie and more.
If you're looking to get served some of this postal goodness, you can expect the release via the Vans webstore and at Foot Locker come November 29, with the Sk8-Hi Reissue arriving exclusively at Foot Locker on January 20. Prices for the collection's pieces range from $28 to $115.