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Vans: A guide to the 5 icons

On March 16 1966 the Van Doren Rubber Company opened up in Anaheim, California and quickly became arguably one of the first brands to really entertain the skating community – Vans. After more than 50 years dominating the industry and managing to slip into our mainstream world, Vans is still at the heart of every wardrobe. “People are wearing athletic apparel now for all kinds of occasions — work, play, and school — without any intention of using them for athletic purposes,” Matt Powell, a sports industry analyst at market research... Read More

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CULT X VANS // A Capsule Collection

Vans and Robbie Morales’ CULT Crew BMX label have come together to create and collaborate, releasing a new limited edition capsule collection. With a tee, long-sleeve, cap and Sk8-Hi Pro, this small collection features CULT’s well-known signature logo with text under the theme “CRUEL WORLD SEND RESCUE.” Whimsical hand-drawn characters are seen on the front of the shirt and cap, while an assortment of characters are portrayed down the sleeve of the long-sleeve tee. The Vans Sk8-Hi Pro being at the forefront of the collection, intricate details include text at... Read More

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The Only Footwear You Need This Winter

As Summer time comes to an end and the temperature starts to dip, its time to start putting some thought into what creps you will be utilising this autumn/winter season. We’ve had a whole load of winterised shoes coming in to get you ready for it… including some footwear from Nike, Vans, Redwing, Dickies and many more. Having a wardrobe full of warm and cosy clothes is great, but without a good footwear game plan heading into the winter season, you’re setting yourself up for a cold, wet couple of... Read More

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NEW BRAND🚨: Alltimers – The Skate Scenes Rising Brand

Alltimers was started by Rob Harris and Supreme buyer Bryce Jones in 2013 and have quickly become the masters of taking influences from 80’s and 90’s pop culture and incorporating into it ever progressing clothing and hardware line. Alltimers has a reputation of using unusual 80′ or 90’s pop culture like famous cereal logo’s like Tony the Tiger and even made a board that is shaped like Ryan Gosling. This different take on the skate clothing and hardware has made Alltimers one of the most exciting skate brands out there.... Read More

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Back To School: The History of Herschel

Canadian born brand Herschel is a name we’re all aware of in the world of bags and wallets, their practicality mixed with modern and stylish design is what keeps us going back for more every time. Herschel seems like a company that’s been around for decades, but in reality it’s less than ten years old – only starting it’s journey in 2009. A brand that’s seen unbelievable growth since it’s birth; Herschel is now worn by everyone from schoolchildren to superior businessmen around town. Founded by brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack, the Herschel Supply Co. was named after the... Read More

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Two Tribes Unite: Vans x A Tribe Called Quest Capsule Collection

Vans, the original action sports and apparel brand, unites with iconic hip-hop collective, A Tribe Called Quest to unveil an exclusive footwear collection that sees a true creative homage come to life. Launch date: Friday 6th April @ 8AM Vans is paying tribute to A Tribe Called Quest’s contributions to music and pop culture with a selection of sneakers that memorialise the group’s iconic album artwork and vibrant song lyrics. The collection (made in partnership with Sony’s The Thread Shop) features a number of Vans staples, including the classic silhouettes:... Read More

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Vans x Spitfire Wheels

Vans are no stranger to collaborations, just this year we’ve seen them join forces with Thrasher, Peanuts and most recently The North Face; but this holiday season we see them partner up with Spitfire to produce a skate heavy collaboration. This capsule see’s an iconic silhouette and a newer shoe revamped and remade for the skaters of today, with a heavy concentration on both brands stories and the Spitfire Flame head logo soaking the shoes in street goodness. The iconic Slip-On is given the pro treatment, with the addition of... Read More

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Autumn Footwear – Top 10 Picks

With the nights drawing in and the Autumn weather creeping up on us, it’s time to step up your seasonal shoe game. This year has seen some serious fire dropped from the likes of Nike, Vans, Adidas and Reebok; so we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 shoes we think you should be copping this season. 10. Vans Old Skool – Black/Pewter The Old Skool silhouette has always been an iconic shape, from the sidestripe right down to the waffle sole, and the turn of the seasons sees a... Read More

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SS17 Preview: Carhartt WIP, Obey, Vans & Billionaire Boys Club

With a new year comes new SS//17 collections. The likes of Carhartt, Obey, Vans and Billionaire Boys Club have all dropped their latest offerings for Spring 17 – we give you the lowdown… Carhartt WIP   Famed for producing some of the highest quality coats, sweats and accessories, 2017 is proving to be no exception for Carhartt WIP, with the brand dropping some clean as a dream pieces in their Spring/Summer collection. The likes of the Michigan Chore Coat (Top left) is already proving popular, with its all-over camo print and dearborn canvas giving the... Read More

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Vans x Toy Story Collab coming to Natterjacks!

Amongst the many amazing collabs we’ve featured on site this year, Vans teaming up with Toy Story has to be up there as the best, if not the most fun. Showcasing Andy’s favourite toys across an extensive assortment of adult and kids footwear, as well as apparel and accessories, the collaboration isn’t the first time Vans & Disney have joined forces after they brilliantly combined to bring us the Vans x Disney footwear collection earlier in the year. Fans of Sheriff Woody will be happy to see the Old Skool revamped to include... Read More


Uzzy Slippers

A hot shoe gets released pretty much every other day in our world, but this is the first time that we’ve ever come across a hot slipper release; introducing – Uzzy Slippers. Uzzy Slippers are a fun take on your favourite trainers, flipping them and turning them into comfortable house shoes. Taking inspiration from some of the most coveted silhouettes ever like Kanye West’s Yeezy range, Air Jordan Cement 3’s, Jordan 1’s and even the Nike MAG, these slippers are a must have for any sneakerhead. They’re the ideal thing... Read More


Vans x Nintendo

The rumours are true, Vans have teamed up with Nintendo for a collaboration that will blow your mind. The skate giants have developed their core classic range using iconic prints from Nintendo’s illustrious retro game catalogue. Following on from past collaborative projects with Star Wars and Disney amongst the most popular tie-ins, Vans have re-worked the Sk8-Hi, Era, Authentic and Slip-on in the coolest way possible. There will also be clothing and accessories from the drop including caps, backpacks, sliders and socks. This capsule will be released on the 4th of June and... Read More

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Vans 50th Anniversary // 16th March

Vans 50th Anniversary // 16th March            16th March ’16 marks the 50th anniversary of the company known for it’s waffle shaped shoe outsole, Vans ‘OFF THE WALL’.                Alongside the crazy idea of releasing 50 colourways (50!!!) of the classic Sk8-Hi in ’16, Vans is blessing us with 50th Anniversary clothing and footwear.This Wednesday you’ll find Era, Slip-ons, Mid Skool, Sk8-Hi in a few OG colourways as well as colours and patterns made up for this occasion and some... Read More


Vans 50th Anniversary – Sk8 Hi Celebration

Vans ‘OFF THE WALL’ is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in 2016 and they’re going all out. In 2016 Vans will be releasing 50, yes, fifty, five zero, colourways of the iconic Sk8-Hi silhouette. The Sk8-Hi is the descendant of another shoe, the Vans ‘Style 38’ which was released back in 1977. This was the second shoe to feature the now-icon sidestripe. The Style 38 was meant to take the -skate shoe- to a whole another level. The above the ankle style was designed to protect skater’s bones from all the impact... Read More


This Year’s Top 10 Winter Coats

We are now well and truly into winter, the days are shorter and the nights are longer. With temperatures dropping and the brisk mornings becoming a bit too much for just a hoodie, it’s about time you chose the perfect winter coat to get you through the next few months. A well made jacket will not only keep you warm but can also finish a look and will last you the test of time. We know picking the perfect coat can be tough, so to make it a little bit... Read More


Natterjacks 2.0

For some of the more observant of our customers or if you’re of course visiting us for the first time, you’ll notice that our website has had a bit of a jazzy makeover. We’ve been working extremely hard over the last year or so to give our little website the makeover it was badly crying out for and here is the finished product. We’ve put a lot of our blood, sweat and tears into the re-design and we owe a major thanks to our pals at Visualsoft for all their... Read More

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Sneakers: The Trump Card Game

Over the years we’ve seen many a special sneaker present itself to us. So, what’s the best and why?!  Hopefully this superb Top Trumps game can answer any questions you ever had.   So, there you have it folks, something to while away the hours with your mates. Let’s hope it doesn’t cause too much tension! As always if you’ve got any questions about anything you see above or any other queries please do give us a ring on 0208 974 6732 or drop us a quick email at sales@natterjacks.com Follow... Read More