They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It happens a lot. So often, in fact, that we like to ask our readers "Who did it better?" from time to time when we see a new release that closely resembles something we've seen before.
Yesterday, Supreme announced it will be releasing another Vans collaboration, and it drops this Thursday. The collabo takes two classic Vans silos—the Old Skool and Half Cab—and kicks them up a notch with monotone uppers and contrasting gum soles. The Supreme collaboration will be a hit, but they bear a striking resemblance to the "Gum Sole Pack" Vans released on its own not too long ago, a series of Old Skools and Mt. Editions (Supreme did a Half Cabs). So which version is better? Can Supreme do no wrong, or did Vans get it right the first time? Peep the rest of both packs and decide for yourself: Who did it better?
Vans "Gum Bottom Pack"
Supreme x Vans Collaboration