Watch Vans Create Custom HYPEBEAST Sneakers at New Headquarters

The iconic 51-year-old Southern California sneaker brand has finally found a new home. Right off the 405 freeway, located in Costa Mesa, California, the new global headquarters for Vans spans 182,000-square feet and houses over 500 employees. The fully-skateable office-space includes a shaded pavilion for relaxing, hand-painted walls, and even a fountain-turned skate bowl. Plans are underway to convert a warehouse into a 3,500 square-foot skate park filled with mini ramps and rails just for employees. As we skate through the facilities, Vans customized a pair of sneakers for us.

This isn’t Vans’ only recent foray into new spaces — the label is preparing to open the doors of their new Williamsburg location soon. Furthermore, Vans has been busy working on collaborations with fashion labels, preparing a new slip-on release with Opening Ceremony, and an Old-Skool model with Mindseeker. Most recently, mastermind JAPAN announced a collaboration with Vans Japan.

Check out the video above to see our unconventional tour through the campus space and the process of making a pair of custom Vans.

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adidas's X_PLR Sneakerboot Surfaces in "Trace Cargo"

The adidas X_PLR is back in Sneakerboot form. This time around the silhouette is prepared for inclement weather thanks to ballistic mesh placed throughout its upper. Hosting a “Trace Cargo” theme, you’ll find further support thanks to the sneaker’s midfoot caging system which is complemented by high quality nubuck on its heel. PrimaLoft insulation is also incorporated in order to stay warm and dry during the colder months.

adidas’s X_PLR Sneakerboot in “Trace Cargo” is currently available at select retailers such as Xtreme for approximately $130 USD.

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Public School & Alpha Industries Unite for Reversible MA-1

Fresh off the much-hyped release of the Public School x Air Jordan 15, the renowned brand links up with military jacket standard-bearer Alpha Industries for a clean new reversible MA-1.

Outfitted with a straightforward PSNY-branded patch, the Public School and Alpha Industries Reversible MA-1 collaboration comes with “WNL” embroidery, a zig-zag zipper extension with the labels of both companies, removable shoulder carrying strap, signature “Remove Before Flight” flag and other subtle, well-constructed details. Made in the United States, the MA-1 jacket also boasts “ottoman knit cuffs,” multiple functional pockets, knit rib collar, waistband and cuffs and “sleeve shirring.”

You can take a look at the PSNY and Alpha Industries Reversible MA-1 jacket above, while the item is currently retailing for $225 USD online — a women’s version is also available.

Previously, Alpha Industries teamed up with OVO duo Majid Jordan and Urban Outfitters for a six-part series of unique bomber jackets and unveiled a special pair of outerwear pieces to commemorate National POW MIA Recognition Day.

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Daniel Arsham & Ronnie Fieg Link up for New Art Gallery in Kith's New Location

Following the huge reception behind the opening of KITH’s new location, Daniel Arsham and Ronnie Fieg will join forces to present the Arsham/Fieg Gallery (AFG) in order to combine art within KITH’s lifestyle experience. The news follows a small teaser via Haroshi who is set to be the first artist featured within the space. The mini-gallery will be located on the second floor of KITH’s new location with Haroshi’s sculptures – comprised of skate decks – being the main attraction.

The Arsham/Fieg Gallery (AFG) is set to open to the public on October 11 during KITH’s normal store hours with different artists to be featured around every 4-6 weeks. Take a look at the imagery above for a closer look at what to expect and let us know your thoughts.

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