Vans is teaming up with San Francisco based Alex Kopps to present two new footwear designs. With work ranging from mixed media installations, to film, to Polaroid photography, Kopps has collaborated numerous times with Vans Surf Team riders Alex Knost and Dane Reynolds on art and video projects. The artist is also gearing up for the upcoming debut of his surf flick Displacement,which combines 1970s Super-8 footage with abstract effects to bring surf culture to life.
The collab brings to life both an all-white Growlar and all-black Surfjitsu, with light tonal prints that become more visible as the shoes get dirty and worn in. The kicks also feature hand-drawn logos by Kopps on the heel and insole.