Nike and Stüssy Will Release a Textured Version of Its Vandal Sneakers – Footwear News

Nike is rejoining forces with Stüssy to revive one of its’ archival basketball sneakers this spring.

As revealed on the Instagram page Supreme Leaks News, the duo have partnered again to deliver a new take on Nike’s mid-top Vandal sneakers — a basketball style originally produced in 1984.

Stüssy’s version features faintly knit woven deep navy blue uppers and black Velcro ankle straps atop the pair’s signature laced uppers and paneled rounded toes, finished by flat white soles. The style also includes Nike’s signature Swoosh logo embroidered in black on each side.

Though no launch date has been announced for the Nike x Stüssy Vandals at this time, the collaboration marks the style’s latest makeover by a streetwear brand.

In 2017, the style was also revamped in shiny metallic silver with red and blue striped upper straps by Supreme. The moment also marks Stüssy and Nike’s latest launch since 2021, when the pair dropped a capsule line featuring the low-top Air Force 1 sneaker in tonal hand-dyed hues of blue, green, yellow, red and purple.

The Stüssy announcement marks Nike’s latest this year. In March, the brand took center stage in the historical sports drama “Air,” depicting the ’80s launch of its Air Jordan sneaker and partnership origins with then-rookie basketball player Michael Jordan. The film’s all-star cast included Viola Davis, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jason Bateman and Chris Messina.

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Matthew Maher as Peter Moore, Matt Damon as Sonny Vaccaro and Jason Bateman as Rob Strasser in AIR Photo: ANA CARBALLOSA © AMAZON CONTENT SERVICES LLC

Matthew Maher as Peter Moore, Matt Damon as Sonny Vaccaro and Jason Bateman as Rob Strasser in “Air.”

CREDIT: Ana Carballosa/Amazon Studios

This month, the brand has also relaunched Converse’s Weapon sneakers in a new collaboration with Fragment designer Hiroshi Fujiwara. Nike’s additionally partnered with running, hiking and walking app Strava to bring its Nike Run Club and Training Club app members the ability to track their physical activity — complete with a co-branded series of challenges for users.

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Aaron Royce is the Assistant Digital Editor for Footwear News, where he writes stories on celebrity style, brand collaborations and in-depth profile interviews. As a day-to-night dresser, he favors boots, loafers and vintage-inspired denim that can be worn from the office to any number of after-hours soirées — particularly with a ‘90s grunge or punk rock-inspired twist. In his spare time, Royce enjoys reading, discovering New York’s secret gardens and hunting for the perfect pair of combat boots.

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