Chicago’s Notre and California’s Vans debuted back in 2018, and have since garnered a cult fanbase thanks to their high quality and attention to detail. Now, the two are back for more, unveiling four more colorways of the “Handshake” Old Skool releasing this month.

One of the hottest releases from 2018 is back this year, launching in a range of new colorways as the hype from the original release continues to grow. No, we’re not talking about Union x Jordan, but Chicago’s Notre and their “Handshake” Vans Old Skools. Constructed from suede paneling, the release featured a reworked Vans Jazz Stripe embroidered on either side, depicting two hands shaking in a gesture of mutual respect. The project was based around a saying taken from the vintage Whole Earth Catalog, which states that “There are many ways of doing things besides your own”, a reminder that teamwork and learning from one another can broaden horizons. Such is the theme for the latest release, which broadens the original “Handshake” Old Skool pack from one colorway to a total of four, with your choice of red, black, blue, and soft white.


The latest project from Notre and Vans has been announced for release next week, on October 31st, 2020. The second installment in their “Handshake” series, all four colorways will be available exclusively from the Chicago boutique for just $90 per pair, with no wider release currently scheduled. Check out the official images below for a better look at the new pairs, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Vans release news.

Notre x Vans Old Skool LX
Release Date: October 31, 2020
Price: $90