Vans OTW Advocate Chris Kong teams up with our design crew this holiday season for his custom take on the Alomar. Renowned for his vinyl creations under his Garageworks Industries and Made by Monsters labels, Kong presents his first footwear collaboration in a colorway influenced by ‘80s skate and BMX culture. The bold red and blue color palette is inspired by board and bike graphics of the era; lightning bolt embroidery is a tie back to old school biking decals and faded checkerboard midsole detail pays homage to the first checkered silhouettes from Vans. Kong instills action sports functionality into his model’s construction as well, utilizing premium pig suede and ballistic nylon throughout the uppers for upgraded durability, 3M reflective tongue and heel tabs for night riding and lace covers for added protection while cycling. The limited edition Chris Kong x Vans OTW Alomar ships this November to select OTW stockists.

Check out our official commercial from OffTheWall.TV and get a closer look at this collaboration: http://offthewall.tv/video/vans_otw_alomar_x_chris_kong (also available on YouTube & Vimeo platforms upon request)

For more information about the Vans OTW Collection please visit: www.Vans.com/OTW

About Chris Kong:
Hong Kong-based sculptor Chris Kong is the founder and owner of Garageworks Industries, one of the top vinyl toy production houses in the Japanese, US and European markets. Kong’s graphic illustration and industrial design ingenuity is evident in the designer toys, furniture, skateboards and apparel his company has crafted over the years. His designs have been sought after by major national brands including Vans, Disney and Bandai. Kong’s creative style has also grabbed the attention of fellow artists such as Ron English, Jim Philips and Johnny Ace; he has even crafted custom vinyl sculptures for them under his Made by Monsters sub-label.  

For more information about Chris Kong please visit: www.GarageworksIndustries.com

 

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