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 seeking something original & unique? perhaps you are searching for something more durable, more comfortable than your average modern re-interpretation? something that wont perpetuate the fast-fashion machine & contribute to endemic global waste of throw-away fashion?! do you seek design-driven fashion made by hand with superior old-world craft? something scene but not herd!? well they don't make them like they used to... you dig?!?!

we specialise in deadstock footwear & core skate/surf/bmx clothing however our passion is original VANS footwear MADE IN USA!

THE CARNABY STREET CONCESSION HAS NOW CLOSED, however our lower clapton road location has now re-opened, following 4 strong years of established retail on carnaby street!

this new resource integrates our online shop with our blog & provides links to various social media. the blogspot resource will remain online but as a dormant archive only... HOWEVER THE INSTAGRAM  @pillowHeat IS THE BEST WAY TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH DAY-TO-DAY SHOP STATUS & DAILY PRODUCT!

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.