by Stephen Garner

Vans and New York-based label Noah reunite for spring 2021 to release a duo of OG Style 24 LX sneakers from the California footwear label’s Vault by Vans division.

Following up on successful skate-inspired collaborations in season’s past, the environmentally-conscious East Coast brand pays tribute to Vans’ West Coast heritage this time around — specifically the storied curbs of Venice, California.

Working with the Vans OG Style 24 LX style, Noah tapped into the storied history of “fun,” with an abstract camouflage pattern straight out of the late ‘80s. The rubberized toe of the Style 24 was originally added to increase durability for knees slides on vert ramps, but the improved strength offered by the rubber detail allowed skaters of all ilk’s to get more life, and thus more fun, out of their shoes. In Noah’s take, premium canvas uppers in vibrant fuchsia/black and white/green are offset by cream and black outsoles, respectively. Both pairs keep it OG with classic gum waffle outsoles, while the subtle Noah logo on the tongue completes the design.

The Vault by Vans x Noah OG Style 24 LX sneaker will be released on April 8th exclusively through Noah stores worldwide and