The Vans Lax brings the field to the classic Old Skool. Challenged with using canvas as the upper material, the goal was to reinvent a classic into performance footwear that highlights the properties of natural materials. Patterned from an existing Old Skool, the new Vans Lax was created through 2D pattern making and careful sewing. The final product: a cleat built for the field while carrying over classic Vans details.

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Project
Brief

How can we retrofit the Vans Old Skool for the physicality of lacrosse?

Durability

  • Swap current upper material to improve abrasion resistance 

  • Reinforce seams with a double stitch

  • Select soleplate with high sidewalls for a stronger bond

2

Support

  • Add material to strengthen areas where structure is needed

  • Heighten collar for enhanced fit

  • Improve pattern with lockdown in mind

3

Protection

  • Pattern mid-top cleat for added ankle coverage

  • Add plush collar and liner for comfort and impact protection 

  • Thicken upper material for toe box rigidity

Research & Ideation
 
Prototyping