With Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, public beaches and oceanic surroundings, it makes it a popular destination for many visitors. With that we decided to bring the party to the Paradise State. We got to enjoy what Hawaii had to offer and took full advantage of all the great views. Thank you Hawaii – you were beautiful to us.
Check out some amazing photos below shot by our own photographer, Gian Torres.
We had the pleasure of bringing our release party with Vans out to Hawaii in late October. Being two California brands, we could have easily thrown a party out here in Los Angeles but why not try something new? We decided to bring it to big island of Oahu and we brought some friends with us to throw the party down! Check out some photos below from the event night. Thank you to everyone that came and supported us! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Dj Delve – Our friend Chris, known all over Hawaii, is known for taking all types of music and giving it a groovy funky feel you can dance to.
Salva – DJ, Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, SALVA is blurring lines between all types of musical boundaries. Pitchfork has described his work as “music that sounds like it comes from a place of genuine adventurousness.”
Dam Funk – Taking elements of modern soul, electric funk, hip hop, and dance ; Dam-Funk is here to move to feet and stimulate your mind. His rare blend of music has landed Dam hardcore fans worldwide
Just Blaze – Producer of some of your favorite songs by Jay-Z, Dipset, and Kanye West, Just Blaze is a one man hit making machine.
Finally all the buzz and excitement manifested into reality last weekend when the Publish Brand crew took flight to visit our account Kicks Hawaii for the official in-store release of the Publish x Vans OTW Breton Boot. The event kicked off at 1pm on the 26th of October in Honolulu with talented DJ Delve and Dam-Funk on the turn tables. With the entire store grooving to funky jams, the event ended on a great note with our team, the Vans team, Kicks HI, friends, family, Publishers and shoe lovers connecting about the highly anticipated release of this premium boot.
The intricate details of this Breton definitely need a second look. Don’t be fooled by the boot’s simple colorway. The excellent quality and execution of this boot is the reason why Kicks On Fire named the Publish x Vans collaboration “Boot of the Year.” The clean colors selected for the design compliments any outfit, making it a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. The black nylon upper is water-resistant for every day wear, while the white leather mid-sole contrasts the rest of the boot for aesthetic style. The back panel is reflective constructed of 3M materials to make you pop, when necessary. The perforated neoprene tongue and collar paired with an UltraCrush HD and Vibram sole adds great comfort to this exclusive fall boot.