Off The Hook And Vans Teamed Up For This Deli-Inspired Collab
What looks better, the shoes or the sandwich?
Apparently, Montreal and the Smoked Meat Sandwich (that's the official name) are synonymous.
That's why, with its latest collab, Vans and Off The Hook are paying big-ups to the city and the deli order with the Vans x OTH Deli Edition Mid Skool ‘77 LX.
If you read and look closely, the details are delicate and impressive.
The shoe features a lightly distressed, rich burgundy leather upper; a premium leather heel counter and toe box in a lighter shade of burgundy; and, of course, the classic Mid Skool ‘77 back window that showcases Vans branding. The distressed leather, and different shades of burgundy, harken back to the heart of a smoked meat sandwich - and the classic “lean, medium, or medium fat” conundrum - with a rye bread-inspired brown leather jazz stripe and gum tab at the back of the outsole delicately holding everything together.
We’d have been remiss to offer up a Deli Edition without mustard, so each shoe comes outfitted with Vans’ iconic waffle sole in a deep mustard yellow. Each pair comes with three sets of laces: a mustard yellow, a mayonnaise white, and a coleslaw green. Finally, the shoes feature limited edition pickle footbeds with Vans OTH branding.
Fantastic. My favorite part are the three different laces -- always been a 'slaw guy myself. These are dropping soon -- March 18 -- at 11 a.m. in person and 12 p.m. online for 120 Canadian dollars, roughly 89 U.S. dollars.
Does OTH's creativity make these an insta-cop?