Arriving six years after the pair’s initial ‘Banana Stomper’ Vans x Dime MTL Slip-On Pro release from 2015, Vans and Montreal-based Dime partner up for yet another capsule-collection inspired by new-millenium aesthetics and both parties’ admiration for skate’s sporting legacy. Complete with a pair of Vans Skate Mid Skool LTD’s and an array of vintage-washed custom apparel, the latest Vans x Dime drop is one that commemorates an endless journey of individualistic self-expression and ‘90s era charm.Flatspot
Sticking to the same neutral-hued and ‘90s esque colour-pairings that the duo have opted for in the past, the Vans Skate Mid Skool offers a playful remastering of the iconic Style 37 design. Part of the Anaheim team’s latest Skate Classics collection, a project focused on delivering the very best in all-season performance with respect to archival design, these mid-collar skate shoes pair classic DURACAP overlays and a double-up POPCUSH sockliner with a traditional Waffle outsole tread. Dime’s internationally-renowned namesake makes its debut via the translucent underfoot casing, whilst the brushed-suede and lightly padded upper side-walls combine to deliver a refined yet resilient day-on-day skate. Extended foxings wrap around the perimeter to ensure increased structural support, whilst Vans’ traditional side-wall stripe is recast in a shadow-stripe trim to mirror its Skate Classics checkerboard flag-label and commemorative Dime x Vans hang-tab. A recessed 8-eyelet lacing system secures the strap-down tongue across the natural arch of the foot, whilst the corporate-logo inspired ‘Vans x Dime’ tongue-tab branding mirrors the white-one-blue ‘Dime’ ankle collar and the bright-yellow ‘Off the Wall’ heel scab for a creative and tonal sign-off.Flatspot
The Dime x Vans Skate Mid Skool LTD is now live at flatspot for £75.