The Blue Tile Lounge x Vans Half Cab Pays Tribute To Their Roots And DIY Culture

Dropping in a few days, here is an official look at the Blue Tile Lounge x Vans Half Cab.

This collaboration between Vans Skateboarding and Blue Tile Lounge skateboard shop celebrates skateboarding over the years and represents major milestones for both brands. Simultaneously, Vans is paying tribute to the Half Cab in honor of the iconic shoe’s 30-year anniversary and the DIY skate culture that it represents. In 1992, with nothing but scissors and duct tape, kids unknowingly created the Half Cab by cutting down high tops into customized skate shoes. Acknowledging its deep roots in skateboarding, Blue Tile Lounge is also celebrating a major anniversary: 25 years as an institution in the Toronto skate community.

The Blue Tile Lounge x Vans Half Cab is inspired by Blue Tiles’ affinity for their local community, including Toronto sports team the Blue Jays, as well as cultural references from some of history’s most prominent moments. Finished with blue suede uppers and accented with a cool gray embossed faux croc suede, an all-black foxing and midsole, and the original Half Cab tongue design, the silhouette also features DURACAP to prolong the life to the shoe and a custom Blue Tile Lounge Country Code print on the PopCush insole.

The Blue Tile Lounge x Vans Half Cab will be available at the House of Vans Toronto pop-up on November 18th and at Blue Tile Lounge and select Vans retail locations beginning November 19th. For more information and a list of retailers, please visit vans.com/HalfCab.

In other release news, the DJ Khaled X Air Jordan 5 Crimson Bliss drops on SNKRS on November 28th.

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