Original Story (05/07/21): Following a couple of ANTA releases, the first Vans collab for Salehe Bembury’s Spunge brand has been revealed. Coming in the form of the Vans Authentic silhouette, the shoe combines signature elements from the designer and footwear giant.
The upper takes on a vibrant blue and yellow color palette, complete with Bembury’s familiar fingerprint patterns. A white midsole presents a bed for the shoe to rest, while blue laces tie the construction together. A blue tone foxing stripe runs along the midsole as well for more pops of color. The outsole likely houses the Vans’ waffle material for grip and traction. Additional promo photos reveal cork insoles and a special-edition box packaging.
Though Spunge is still relatively new, Bembury is no amateur when it comes to creative collaborations and executions. He is also a champion teaser of future releases, taking to Instagram and social media to invite excitement for his drops. The Spunge x Vans Vault Authentic doesn’t have a release date just yet, but expect it within the next few weeks. Check them out on the feet of skater/actor/model Olan Prenatt, as well as a couple other teaser images, below.
Spunge x Vans Vault Authentic
Release Date: 2021
Update (09/17/21): Shortly following the reveal of the blue colorway, Salehe Bembury shared a look at his Vans collab in pink. A third colorway has also just been revealed in Bembury’s GQ feature. Be sure to stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates on this release, as well as his other projects, such as the New Balance 574 “YURT” and upcoming Crocs collab. Check out the Spunge x Vans colorways below:
Original Story photos via beaspunge/IG: