Vans’ classic sneakers are often utilized by the brand’s collaborators as a blank canvas to spin in a unique design, but the latest project from Japan’s Bedwin & The Heartbreakers goes even further, reconstructing the shoes in paisley bandanas for a new collection.

Japanese menswear label Bedwin & The Heartbreakers has been crafting high quality clothing inspired by traditional American menswear. The brand’s collections often fuse Japanese design with more Western styling, particularly focusing on Americana from the 1920’s and ’30s, along with an infusion of modern streetwear. This week, Bedwin announced a new partnership with Vault by Vans, the California sneaker company’s top-shelf label for its most unique and intricate projects. For their debut collaboration, Bedwin & The Heartbreakers deconstructed the classic Authentic and Old Skool, re-crafting each with a new upper constructed from paisley patterned bandanas, mixing the colors of each so that no two pairs of shoes are the same. Some pairs appear to share like colors, i.e. purple, blue, and green for one while others may come entirely in red, however, there is no guarantee for what you’ll receive. 


The upcoming project from Vault by Vans and Bedwin & the Heartbreakers has not yet been announced for release, though they are expected to drop sometime in the coming weeks. Both the Vans Authentic and Old Skool will be available in one-of-one colorways from both partners as well as select retailers, alongside a small apparel capsule. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Vans release news.