The Vans Syndicate 10-year legacy is topped off Nov. 14 with the final anniversary release presented by longtime collaborators WTAPS. With nearly a decade’s worth of projects in Vault by Vans and Vans Syndicate lines to date, the premium Japanese menswear label brings artful craftsmanship and sophistication to the Authentic “S” model.


As part of the first-ever WTAPS Syndicate project and originally for Japan distribution only, the striking tonal yellow Authentic “S” inspires WTAPS vision for this reissue, presenting a rich mustard hue from collar to sole, balanced by a subtle repeated WTAPS “Wings” print on the canvas panel. Designed with soft suede and canvas uppers, the Authentic “S” makes its final statement with a bold yellow gum foxing tape and complimentary printed WTAPS “Wings” laces to complete the pair.


The Vans Syndicate WTAPS Authentic "S” launches worldwide in-store on Saturday, November 14 exclusively at participating Vans Syndicate authorized dealers. Visit for a complete list of dealers.


2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Vans Syndicate collection, Vans Pro Skate’s celebration of the diverse heritage of ideas, attitudes and influences that make up skateboarding’s unique culture. Vans pays tribute to this milestone by returning to several original Syndicate collaborators—Mr. Cartoon, Andy Kessler, Max Schaaf, Luke Meier, and WTAPS—to represent a decade of iconoclastic style and heritage.


Project: 029.175

Available: 11.14.15

Style: Authentic “S”


Features: Authentic “S”

·       Premium yellow pig suede and canvas uppers

·       Repeated WTAPS “Wings” print on canvas panel and laces

·       Yellow gum rubber foxing tape

·       Signature Syndicate 10th Anniversary logos

·       Vans Ultracush HD footbeds

·       Vans original waffle gum sole