The shop is already a popular Vans and Vans Vault dealer on the West Coast, so it’s surprising that this is the first time the brand will be bringing its own perspective to the design table. Appropriately named “First Love”, the release will feature two classic silhouettes: an OG Era LX and OG Style 36 LX. Providing even more context around the collaboration’s name, both pairs are inspired by Hot Rod’s owner’s first pair of Vans that he received as a birthday gift in 1983.
Both the Era LX and Style 36 LX feature Madder Brown suede combined with iconic Vans black checkerboard printed on Marshmallow suede. Gold embroidered Hot Rod branding makes an appearance on the tongues while Hot Rod’s catchphrase, “get your Vans at Hot Rod,” subtly rests on the lateral side of each shoe underneath the Vans tag. A Marshmallow midsole and laces complete both styles.