Our first collaborative partner
Yes, it was Vans, and we’ll tell you a little more about that original collaboration in a bit. But the exciting news? One of our earliest collaborations with Vans has been reprised! It’s the return of Pendleton Original Surf Plaid–a pattern made famous when the Beach Boys wore these shirts on their Surfer Girl album–in two styles that pay homage to the legendary shoe company’s earliest days.
You can see the collection here: VANS X PENDLETON 2021
And you can read about the Beach Boys connection here: Beach Boys AKA the Pendletones
ANAHEIM FACTORY AUTHENTIC 44 DX
From Vans: The Anaheim Factory Authentic 44 DX pays tribute to our first Vans factory in Anaheim, California, by borrowing details from the original Authentic and offering modernized comfort with upgraded Ortholite® sockliners. This iconic lace-up shoe also includes throwback details like the original style number, higher glossed foxing tape, and cotton laces, and features classic Pendleton plaid uppers to complete the look.
ANAHEIM FACTORY SK8-HI 38 DX
From Vans: The Anaheim Factory Sk8-Hi 38 DX pays tribute to our first Vans factory in Anaheim, California by borrowing details from the original Sk8-Hi and offering modernized comfort with upgraded Ortholite® sockliners. This legendary high top shoe also includes throwback details like the original style number, higher glossed foxing tape, and cotton laces. Sturdy suede and classic Pendleton plaid uppers complete the iconic look.
Throwback to an even earlier collab
Back in the 1970s, when Pendleton had a store in the Disneyland Resort (which was just Disneyland back then) Vans and Pendleton offered Vans sneakers made with pendleton plaids. We have a pair of those in our archives, and until recently they were part of our heritage Hallway display. Here are a few views of those sneakers,
The second colorways of the 2021 sneakers are made in the same Royal Stewart tartan!
So whether you choose the Original Surf Plaid, or the Red Royal Stewart Tartan, you’re throwing it back. Way back.
Here are a few more views of the original sneakers, so you can appreciate all those retro details.
To read more about our history with Disneyland, click here:
Pendleton and Disneyland: We Go Way Back
Rare Photos of the Pendleton Store at Disneyland
When Pendleton Meets Packard, with a Disneyland Twist
And here’s the link to Vans, again: VANS X PENDLETON 2021