John Elliott's NikeLab Vandal High Updates the Classic Design with Modern Detailing - The Drop Date

John Elliott’s NikeLab Vandal High Updates the Classic Design with Modern Detailing

2017-06-21T14:33:48

John Elliott x NikeLab Vandal High

The NIKELAB VANDAL HIGH x JOHN ELLIOTT has started to drop this week, after being first seen at Elliott’s Fall/Winter ’17 runway show at New York Fashion Week.

What can you say about the Nike Vandal? A classic shoe, in every sense of the word, the Vandal has been a on-court and off-court favourite since the early ’80s. The silhouette’s increased collar height, stability strap, canvas upper, and pivot-point outsole made it one of the top basketball sneakers of the time, putting it alongside the Nike Dunk High, Nike Terminator High, Nike Legend High, Nike Air Ship High and eventually the Nike Air Force 1. After being given the green light to work with NikeLab, John Elliott chose the Vandal to work with, as he has a very personal affinity with the shoe.

I first became attracted to the Vandal in the early 2000s. A close friend of mine was an early adopter of the Dunk craze, around ’99 to 2000, and I didn’t want to just jump on that; I didn’t want to just follow the crowd. But the Vandal was something different, something I could skate in and wear to school. I immediately gravitated toward the shoe, even though it wasn’t as culturally big at that time as the Dunk.“, Elliott explains.

When we first got approved as like a NikeLab collaborator, literally in that first meeting, I thought, “I want to work on a Vandal.” I desperately wanted it. It is a natural bridge between what we do and the heritage of Nike.“.

Featuring special premium details such as a layered Swoosh and rolled seams, this is a unique and interesting update to an old school icon. Releasing in two smart colourways – Sail and Anthracite – this is definitely one for the aficionados out there.

After an initial drop yesterday, WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE with both colette and P75 in-store, and todays online drop with JOHN ELLIOTT CO at 16:00 BST, the NIKELAB VANDAL HIGH x JOHN ELLIOTT drops globally again on THURSDAY 29 JUNE, exclusively with MR PORTER. Click the banner below to check out the release page with full stockist details…

John Elliott x NikeLab Vandal High

John Elliott x NikeLab Vandal High

John Elliott x NikeLab Vandal High

John Elliott x NikeLab Vandal High

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