March 11, 2022

Vault by Vans Teams Up with Brooklyn-Based Artist and Materials Brand Krink

Imbuing Vault by Vans Footwear and Apparel with Graffiti and DIY Sensibilities

The Vault by Vans x Krink Collection will be available beginning March 25, 2022

Leading with a sense of DIY and empowered by creative expression, Vault by Vans is proud to partner with Brooklyn-based Krink. Krink began as the first ink and paint market brand for graffiti writers and grew exponentially into an international art supply brand with continually expanding collections of apparel, artist tools and accessories. Inspired by Krink’s founder, Craig Costello, who grew up writing graffiti, skateboarding, and listening to punk and hip-hop, DIY sensibility informed much of what he and his community did in their youth. These core tenants influenced the early beginning of Krink and have remained an important part of the brand's ethos. This collaboration with Vault by Vans celebrates these creative communities through functional design.

Shot in Los Angeles, California by De’lon, the collection features artist Erin D. Garcia, two members of Krink’s creative community. The six-piece collection features three footwear silhouettes and three apparel pieces that celebrate the history and heritage of Krink with functional design details for graffiti writer’s everyday wear. Leading the footwear assortment is the Authentic VLT LX that has been remastered in Krink’s signature silver. It features a thick-gauged ballistic nylon upper, which provides an elevated level of breathability while remaining durable, gray monochromatic outsole, silver metal eyelets and 3M reflective heel pull.

The Old Skool VLT LX will be available in two classic offerings of black and navy. Each model features a Krink New York City logo inspired by the iconic super permanent stickers developed by the brand that can adhere to any surface. Vans’ iconic Sidestripe has been updated with a 3M reflective material along with a heel pull. Each of the footwear models are finished with 3M reflective Krink branding on the tongue and co-branded UltraCush™ footbeds.

Krink is rooted in making tools through modification and repurposing. From custom inks and paints to specialty delivery systems, Krink is dedicated to invention and creativity, while bringing functionality with art and design.

The Vault by Vans x Krink Collection will be available beginning March 25, 2022, at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, and where to purchase, please visit The Drop List, a calendar of Vans’ most exclusive product drops.


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