Following the Vans Super ComfyCush Era collection dropped earlier this month, Vans has released another drop, this time to celebrate the craft and culture of surfing. The Vans X Pilgrim Surf + Supply sees the latest collaboration released this week, to create a classic limited-edition collection.
The Pilgrim brand was built as a sanctuary encouraging people to discover new things, share ideas and explore meaningful experiences around surfing. Under the direction of its founder, Chris Gentile, the Pilgrim brand has become a staple in the New York cold-water surf community. The brand is also all about the DIY craft of surf shaping and known for blending surf with simplistic streetwear style.
The collection was put together with the modern surfer at its core, with the collaboration seeing the pairing of footwear and apparel, which embodies what fans of the Pilgrim and Vans Surf brands have come to expect. The sneaker featured in the collection is the Vans Authentic SF, in Pilgrim celestial blue and marshmallow. The sneaker is a nod to the vintage designs and fabrications from an important decade in surfing’s history.
The sneaker was crafted for all-day comfort and relaxed surfy vibes. As such, the silhouette features the UltraCush sock liners for improved cushioning and an original waffle outsole. The Authentic SF features upgraded fabrications, thoughtful attention to detail, and surf-specific functionality, which is an infusion of both brands’ DNA. For the best in build quality, the designers leaned on water-based inks and glues, featuring a sturdy cotton canvas upper engineered with a collapsible kickdown heel.
The Authentic SF has been paireed with custom-designed apparel and accessories to complete the look. The range features complementary hues for each of the Vans x Pilgrim Surf + Supply elements. The range includes a t-shirt in blue fog and natural, a windbreaker in dress blues, as well as a hat in natural. The pants from the collection has been crafted with 100% nylon made from recycled fibres, while the Vans x Pilgrim Surf + Supply Tote features an exterior surfboard and/or towel carrier system, adjustable shoulder straps, exterior snap pocket and interior snap closure.
The Vans x Pilgrim collection is now available at local Vans retailers across the country.