February 18, 2014

Vans x Captain Fin Co. Collab!

Two 2013 SIMA Award Winners Create New Collection!


This Spring, Vans has teamed up with the unique surf brand Captain Fin Co. for a collaboration of awesome footwear. Known simply as “The Captain”, surfer Mitch Abshere founded Captain Fin Co by selling custom surfboard fins with templates and artwork by surfers like Joel Tudor, Dane Reynolds, Alex Knost, and also artists like Andy Davis and Thomas Campbell.

Recently awarded SIMA’s Breakout Brand of the Year, Captain Fin Co. is a platform for the most creative characters in surfing to experiment with fin design and celebrate originality while at the same time progressing the sport. Captain Fin Co. seems to be the most desired brand to collaborate with in the entire surf industry at the moment, and the collection from Vans is one of the most eclectic of all collabs!

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Guided by the philosophy of “bringing fun back to the beach”, “The Captain” brings forward his creative style to create a flashy assortment of Vans x Captain Fin Co goods, uniting the efforts of two classic SoCal surf brands. The Vans x Captain Fin Co. collection features Captain Fin’s stytlized anchor logo and bright green color scheme mixed with Vans’ timeless checkerboard accents. Our first shipment of this exclusive and limited edition collection of Vans footwear includes the brand new “Costa Mesa” Surf Sider and the “Lanai” sandal.

The “Costa Mesa” Surf Sider is a cruisey, low profile shoe featuring waxed cotton canvas in black with a dark gum outsole. It has the signature bright green Captain Fin Co./Vans labels and logo, as well as a soft foam footbed that has a  checkerboard texture. The Surf Sider collection from Vans is a surf inspired footwear range that features soft foam footbeds and simple designs with minimal construction. The vintage looking collection won this year’s SIMA’s Footwear Product of the Year award!

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The Vans x Captain Fin Co. Costa Mesa Shoe in Waxed Canvas/Black/Gum.


The “Lanai” Sandal is styled in Captain Fin Co.’s bright green and black checkerboard with the hand drawn anchor logo that defines their DIY style of the new brand, along with Vans Surf Sider palm tree logo.

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The Vans x Captain Fin Co. Lanai Sandal in Checker/Neon Green.

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Coming Soon: We have more sick products coming from the Vans x Captain Fin Co. collab on our next shipment! Stay tuned!


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