JJJJound, the vibes-blog-turned-IRL-brand founded by Montrealer Justin Saunders, has been putting out quietly designed collaborations to not-so-quiet fanfare for years now. The tastefully tweaked goods have a way of selling out in a flash, and popping up on the secondary market with prices that rival far flashier collabs. There have been the JJJJound-designed Eddie Bauer vests and Reebok Club C kicks. Just last week, there was a Dr. Martens collaboration (which is somehow still available on the brand’s webstore; hurry and come back when you’re done). Now JJJJound has teamed up with Vans for a beautiful redesign of the classic Mid Skool 37.
This is a follow-up of sorts to the duo’s previous 2017 hit, a low-key reimagining of the Vans Old Skool. This time around, the two companies have opted for something new—a sneaker inspired by the classic Old Skool but that skews a little