John Elliott is known for his clean, minimalist designs. He’s a lifelong sneakerhead, and both his obsession and his signature style are realized with the John Elliott x Nikelab Vandal. There are no side-zips or newfangled silhouettes here — just a beautiful reimagining of a classic sneaker that Elliott has loved since childhood. In traditional Elliott style, the colors are muted and let the shoe’s striking profile stand out, so much that the classic Nike swoosh almost blends in. His choice of nubuck suede for the upper further lends the shoe an understated look. This is the Vandal all grown up — a refined, mature Nike that satisfies the young sneakerhead still alive in all of us.