pillowHeat x sneakers MAG ¬ under the RADar ¬ paninaro hipsters! ~ the history of vans x wp lavori in corso August 11 2015

following on from our previous discussion in issue 26 about vans early collaborative efforts, we focus now on a vans relationship with an oft-forgotten italian subculture & associated boutique which in many ways deserves the most credit yet which ....

pillowHeat x sneakers MAG ¬ under the RADar ¬ collab experiments! ~ the history of vans collaboration May 18 2015

Here Under the RADar we seek to bring to a wider audience the (arts &) crafts of the Vans back catalog which flew low & barely registered on the radar of radical. We dig deep for the long lost narratives & day-to-day operations of the van doren rubber company which seemingly went unnoticed & somewhat unloved. Often these products & pasttimes (such as ankle guards, factory-to-you customs or friction scenes) were taken for granted at the time however proved to be pioneering & light years ahead. Another trail that was blazed by Vans that would prove profoundly influential was their early work in collaborative efforts

pillowHeat x sneaker freaker ¬ BIG SHOES TO FILL ~ the history of vans clown shoes March 28 2015

from a brand who's tag line is off the wall & who from the beginning were renowned for playful antics & a goofball attitude.... is it actually a surprise that vans made clown shoes?? when you understand the grass roots of where the van doren rubber company began, you soon realsie that anything goes when trying to build your name from scratch in the footwear industry....

pillowHeat x sneakers MAG ¬ under the RADar ¬ scene & not herd! ~ the history of vans print & friction scene March 06 2015

printed canvas has played a huge part in the evolution of the vans brand however to tell the story we have to set the 'scene' so to speak....

pillowHeat x sneakers MAG ¬ under the RADar ¬ vans peanuts collection review/comparison August 31 2014

is it just me or are snoopy & the peanuts gang having an extended global moment in the collective unconscious right now??

pillowHeat x sneakers MAG ¬ under the RADar ¬ changing of the guard ~ the history of vans ankle guards July 19 2014

the time is 1976. the place is southern caifornia. the legendary z-boys of dogtown have revolutionised skateboarding from a 60's sidewalk-based recreational paradigm....

style profile ¬ DOGTOWN & Z-BOYS February 13 2013

If there was ever 1 solid #style44 #vansauthentic & 1 2-tone #style95 #vansera that embody the spirit of the brand...what colours would they be?

style profile ¬ VANS style #36 old skool October 22 2012


we are the 1st to admit our having overlooked style #36 & somehow allowed it to roll smooth like a silent assassin under our own internal RADar....