we are stock hunters & collectors by trade. we scour the earth for deadstock rarities & deliver vintage heat which is.....as cool as the other side of the pillow!
are you looking for something original & unique, something scene but not herd!? perhaps you are looking for something a bit more durable than your average modern re-interpretation? do you seek design-driven fashion made by hand with superior old-world production? well they don't make them like they used to... you dig?!?!
we specialise in deadstock footwear, eyewear & core skate/bmx clothing however our passion is original VANS footwear MADE IN USA!
our lower clapton road location is essentially closed, & available for viewing by appointment only, however a new physical space is now established on the top floor of the vans shop on carnaby street!
everything located in our shop collection is available for sale. not all products are available on site at carnaby street however so please confirm status before visiting a particular item. browse the tags by size &/or interest. of course many of our items will not be for sale & will hopefully 1 day become part of the official vans archive. follow us via @pillowHeat for insight into these rare archive items & general discussion about the history of the vans brand.
vans were made by hand in the usa until c. 1998 & utilise far superior materials, production methods & silhouettes for greater longevity, comfort & durability. all our shoes are thus near 20+ years old & all visible flaws & imperfections will be described to the best of our ability & captured if applicable. often methods of storage over the last 20+ years are unknown & despite normal appearance & feel, the materials may have succumbed to the elements. as such, we stand by the quality of our items however can make no guarantees for the life of the shoes. we accept refunds/returns (at buyer expense) only upon gross misrepresentation & the buyer agrees to WEAR GOODS AT OWN RISK!.
classically made in usa vans use a more tapered & narrow last. as such they suit narrow to normal feet. by nature of this, people tell me that original vans fit half a size smaller than modern sizing..... but possibly more because of the streamlined shape. the exact length of the waffle is always listed.
we gladly ship worldwide & always with insurance & tracking. any customs fees or local import tax is the buyers responsibility. it is illegal to falsify customs declarations.