Supreme x Vans Lampin Sneaker Release
When Supreme releases their seasonal Vans shoes, they tend to be a hit. Past collaborations like the Andy Warhol inspired Campbell's Soup Half Cabs and the Comme des Garcons Authentics were huge hits. This season, the floral PCL Vans were a home run, and while the world waits for the camo CDG Shirt Vans, Supreme will release the second pair of what will be a 3 Vans collaboration season- the Lampin.
What is the Vans Lampin? You probably don't know for a reason- it's ugly. In the darwinism of sneakerdom, silhouettes rise and fall. The Vans we know today are classics that have survived the test of time. The Vans Lampin is not. A relic from the early 90's (during the same years that birthed Supreme itself, as well as brands like Bape and Neighborhood), the Lampin looks a lot like a pair of kicks that a 6 year old would rock on the jungle gym. Or maybe a pair of shoes that your mom would have bought you at Payless. Needless to say these aren't for me. But if you like what you see, the Supreme x Vans Lampin will release this Thursday in store and online. But if retail price is over $100... it aint worth it.