Vans and Patta collaborate on

Image: Via Instagram @patta_nl

Vans and Patta collaborate on new ‘Mean Eyed Cats’ collection

Vans and Patta have revived its ‘Mean Eyed Cats’ collection with new colours and the same classic silhouettes.

Vans and Patta collaborate on

Image: Via Instagram @patta_nl

American skateboarding brand Vans has collaborated with one of Amsterdam’s most popular streetwear brands, Patta. The two have joined forces to drop another collection that was first introduced in 2015, the ‘Mean Eyed Cats’.

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The Vault by Vans x Patta collection originated as a token of appreciation to Patta’s connection with Japanese streetwear store, Beams, which offers classic Vans silhouettes the Old Skool and Sk8-H’s.

The multicoloured range of sneakers sees Patta’s signature script logo appearing on either side with the midsole of each colourway embellished with the ‘Mean Eyed Cats’ text.

Each shoe also comes with custom Patta-branded laces, and the collection will also release three different graphic T-shirts designs and socks.


The ‘Mean Eyed Cats’ theme has run throughout previous collaborations in 2015 and 2017, all being limited collections. The theme is a homage to American rock icon, Johnny Cash’s song about heartbreak.

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Patta posted a promo video for the collection on Instagram, it showed models wearing every piece in the collection and the video ended off with a pan across all the footwear colourways. The caption highlights why Patta’s brand identifies well with Vans and its history.

“Vans started off as a family-owned brand in 1966 and was supported by the local scene in California before becoming a global powerhouse within the lifestyle and skateboarding industries. This resonates with Patta’s identity within contemporary fashion, as their rise was based on supporting the local scenes in music, sports and art before they were recognised beyond their borders,” states Patta on their caption.