August 5, 2021

Vault by Vans x JJJJound

As a second collaboration, the Vault by Vans Style 37 is reworked through JJJJound’s minimalistic lens.

JJJJound, a Montreal-based studio, was launched initially in 2006 as a digital mood board exploring the recurring patterns in design. Over the next decade, JJJJound evolved beyond the realm of the Internet and was made tangible by collaborations with artists and brands that share their strong design ethics. The result is a commitment to a different way of thinking, finding new ways to interpret products by respecting their original story.

Rich in its history and timeless in its design, this special edition of the Vault by Vans Style 37 stays true to its origin. It honors its status as the best in its class, for both sport and style, with its refined design elements. This enduring silhouette is depicted in materials selected for their durability, and colorways are carefully diluted into a sophisticated palette evoking the state of heavily used skate sneakers. This special edition lets the details speak for themselves—quietly, subtly, but convincingly.

The retrospective sneaker debuted in 1978 as the brand’s first high-top skate shoe, which integrated the ankle guard concept into its design. The short-lived style was only in production for one year before its design evolved into the beloved Sk8-Hi currently at the core of the Off The Wall franchise. Sometime in the 1990s, Vans reissued the Vault by Vans Style 37, and since then, it has been reissued and rediscovered as the Sk8-Mid VLT LX. 

The Vault by Vans x JJJJound Sk8-Mid VLT LX in Black is available August 10th at 9AM PST/12PM EST on

The Brown colorway is available August 11th at 9AM PST/12PM EST on

The Green colorway is available August 12th at 9AM PST/12PM EST on

The Vault by Vans x JJJJound Sk8-Mid VLT LX will then be available at below select Vault by Vans retail locations globally from August 14th at 9AM PST/12PM EST.

For more information and where to purchase, please visit The Drop List, a calendar of Vans’ most exclusive product drops.


Vault by Vans offers a diverse line-up of elevated and premium collections
representing the intersection of fashion, art, and music — featuring the brand’s most iconic silhouettes.
Each season, the category presents designs and collaborations with partners who represent pinnacle creative culture, offered in select retailers only.