Vans commemorates our 50yr anniversary with this new head-to-toe collection of timeless footwear and apparel honouring a half-century of Stoke & Aloha.
VANS APAC. (Dec. 10, 2021) – Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to honour the legacy of T&C Surf with a new head-to-toe collection celebrating the Hawaii-based brand’s 50-year heritage. Founded in 1971 by Craig Sugihara, T&C Surf has evolved into a worldwide icon fueled by an unrestrained passion for surfing and making quality surfboards. The new collection of footwear and apparel takes cues from T&C Surf’s widely recognizable design elements and the timeless styles from both brands’ archives.
T&C’s humble roots are grounded in preserving the grom-like stoke for surfing and cultivating balance in all they create, reflected in their storied history on the North Shore. The Vans x T&C collection leads with the Skate Sk8-Hi 138 Decon SF, a colourful offering with an all-over gradient Checkerboard overlaid with Vans Sidestripe detailing and a black and white Checkerboard side wall. The shoe is finished with T&C Surf Hawaii embroidered on the heel counter, a custom T&C Surf Designs patch on the upper with their signature yin yang logo, and a creative representation of the yin yang design on the outsole split between the right and left shoe.
The lineup continues with an apparel range that includes a Vans x T&C fleece pull over in black, a long sleeve tee in white and short sleeve tees in black and azalea pink, all featuring iterations of T&C Surf’s signature logo on the chest and back in bright Checkerboard gradients. The Vans x T&C boardshort in black features four-way stretch, bright pops of neon pink, tonal black and black-and-white Checkerboard detailing embedded with yin yangs and finished with T&C and Vans logo patches. The collection is rounded out with a Vans x T&C Mini Ward cross body bag in gradient Checkerboard with exterior zipper, adjustable strap, and a T&C yin yang logo patch.