Vans Collabs With Renowned Chefs Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo

By Jay Casteel  |  01/14/2016

Vans partners with acclaimed chefs, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, for the release of a six-piece assortment of footwear.

Designed with the professional kitchen environment in mind, and specifically for Shook and Dotolo's Jon & Vinny's, animal and Son of a Gun restaurants (which are in LA's iconic Fairfax neighborhood), the line-up includes special colorways of the Vans Authentic, Classic Slip-On, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Reissue.
"Jon and Vinny embody Vans' core values: they are dedicated to creative expression through their culinary craftsmanship, live the DIY ethos and are lifelong supporters of the brand," said Doug Palladini, Vans VP. "I could not have asked for a better partnership as we look to meet the needs of kitchen staffs around the world."

The footwear is embellished with colors and artwork from their corresponding establishments, and feature specially coated water-and-dirt-resistant canvas uppers and enhanced footbeds, making them better suited for demanding kitchen settings. Each restaurant showcases the Vans form in two special make-ups; Jon & Vinny's transfers their signature green and white tones onto the Authentic and Sk8-Hi Reissue, while animal presents its monochromatic aesthetic in an all-black sneaker set; and the nautically-inspired Son of a Gun rounds out the assortment with sea blue executions of the Classic Slip-On and Old Skool.

The Vans x Jon Shook/Vinny Dotolo Collection will be worn by the chefs and staff members at their respective locations. For more info on their restaurants, visit