New up from Vans Syndicate is a collaborative project alongside Alexis Ross. For a choice of materials, Ross and Vans decided on a “Chinese Laundry” bag textile upper with mixed oxford linings. Inspiration comes via the greater Hollywood area which, despite media’s representation of glamor, features mass amounts of visual pollution of ubiquitous billboards and business advertising, causing things to become redundant and void of substance. Tapping into the deeply rooted and rich traditions of Los Angeles’ vibrant communities of oft-neglected cultures and economies, Alexis’ unique craft emerges. Rounding out the sneaker is a stitched label on the footbed. This latest Vans sneaker will hit shelves In-Store only on Saturday, October 18.