When Supreme was still a niche skateboarding shop on Lafayette Street in NYC, it was a brand still trying to get its name recognized. In an attempt to solidify itself as a name synonymous with skating, Supreme partnered with Vans. Since 1996, the two brands have evolved dramatically, each becoming giant namesakes in not only boarding but also streetwear. For 23 years, the two have developed what is Supreme’s longest partnership with any other entity. Check out our favorites from years of collaborations between the two, and also check out our other additions to this month’s Supreme 25th Anniversary series.
In 2011, Vans and Supreme were having quite a year. Supreme had dropped both their famous box logo hoodies and their iconic collaborative varsity jacket with Playboy. Vans had a whole slew of collaborations with other brands as well, including three sets of designs with Supreme alone. From that set of designs, one of their standouts was on the Vans Era Style 46 silhouette. The drop consisted of three pairs of the shoe in an orange, white, and olive colorway with zebra print. Nowadays, this shoe is hard to come by, but you can find the olive pair going on our site for over $200!
Supreme takes a lot of inspiration for their designs from music, as seen from their latest collaboration with American rock band The Velvet Underground. This 2013 collaboration is another nod to a legendary rock group, New Order, and their 1983 LP, Power, Corruption, & Lies. The shoes were designed entirely with the album artwork from the band, dressing the Sk8-Hi, Chukka, and Era with florals. This shoe was a hit when it dropped, making for a high resale value that still holds true 6 years later, with the Sk8-Hi’s going for $2,000 on our site.
Speaking of legendary partnerships, in 2014, Supreme came together with Playboy again on a pair of Vans Sk8-His and Authentics. These shoes can be seen completely branded in Playboy Bunnies all over the upper. The styles come in white, black, green, and burgundy colorways. Most Vans do not resell for much on StockX, but seeing that it’s between three giant cultural entities such as Vans, Supreme, and Playboy, these shoes go for anywhere between $500 and $1,000!
The Vans Sid Pro model is a shoe that doesn’t get enough love. Despite Vans being considered pretty wide around the toebox, the Sid Pro is favored by fans of a slimmer silhouette. Adding a Supreme stamp on the shoe doesn’t hurt either. The shoes can be seen as being a bit more calmed when it comes to designs, compared to previous collaborations between the two. The shoe that stands out the most from this pack is the Dalmatian colorway, which, on our site, is the lowest priced pair from the collection. The Sid Pro can be seen going between $100 and $260 on StockX today.