For their latest release Vans Syndicate have teamed up with Ice-T and the pack looks amazing…
We are pleased to announce the arrival of one of the most interesting Vans Syndicate packs to date. Vans proudly presents the one and only true O.G godfather of West Coast gangster rap, former Crenshaw gangster pimp turned social commentator, Grammy award winning mid-eighties founder of early hip-hop collective Rhyme Syndicate, the ever-controversial and never complacent, acclaimed actor and respected metal head, Tracy Marrow, otherwise known as Ice-T. Ice put his stamp on this Syndicate project with an O.G theme in two directions as Ice-T describes them: “One’s gangster. One’s more pimp.”
The “more gangster” model is Ice’s Sk8-Hi OG “S” (pictured above left) in traditional black suede and white canvas with Slauson Swap Meet-style embroidered fixings (Body Count, OG, Rhyme Syndicate and Ice-T), pigskin linings and sockliners stamped with Ice’s lyrics in gold foil throughout. For Ice’s “more pimp” model, he chose a Chukka Decon “S” (pictured above right). Featuring an added heel pull with “OG” embroidery on an otherwise deconstructed upper with elegantly perforated quarter panels, the Chukka Decon “S” is composed of high-quality nubuck and tonal labeling and also features pigskin linings and sockliners stamped with Ice’s lyrics in gold foil throughout.
Ice-T and his dog. The cover photo for Issue 2 of the Vans Syndicate publication ‘These Days’
Serious attention has been paid to detail in this collaboration, when opening the box to either shoe you are greeted with a body bag to unzip and the Decon comes complete with a golden gun key chain. This pack is accompanied by two t-shirts and a cap. All of these items are available now from our Covent Garden Vans Basement and will be available online later today! Stock is super limited so be quick. Shop for this Syndciate release and all other Vans Skate Shoes.