Founded by Dane Reynolds, Craig Anderson, Austyn Gillette, and Dylan Rieder, Former is a brand centred around high-quality products, rather than traditional metrics and rollouts. The brand is independently owned and shares a lot of the core values that Vans carries.
The collaborative effort between the two establishments offers up a special edition of the Vans LTD DESTRUCT MID that focuses on durability. What Vans calls the MTE-1 outsole is built for both casual wear and performance wear. The upper is constructed from quality leather material and features small graphics stitched onto both the instep and outstep. The finishing touch comes via an embossed logo on the inner ankle.