Vans Footwear The Definitive Collection

Written by  Robert Moses
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I’ve always been a huge fan of Vans footwear, because as far as their looks go, not only do they look bad ass with whatever you’re wearing, but for casual clothing buffs, they’re the ultimate addition to any shoe collection. Here are a few of my favorite Van sneakers.


The first pair is the Vans California Chukka Decon Boot. It is yet another release from Vans California. They have a nice smooth finish and suede uppers. With its simple design, it manages to add a premium feel to the wearer. So far three such colors have been released. Black, tan and the color shown here, grey. These beauties are available through finer Vans California accounts.


On these ones above, Vans collaborates with Shut Skateboards founder Rodney Smith to create these definitive skater shoes. They are part of the Vans Syndicate Rodney Pack. Featured in the footwear set are the classic Old Skool O.G. and Native American O.G. Both exhibit a wide use of various material including suede, tumbled leather, smooth leather, canvas and even perforated suede. They feature a similar color palette of red, white and blue.



Vans have recently released a new pair of shoes with the OTW members. The Blackouts.

These shoes have been “renovated” to refine the silhouette and improve the uppers. The collaborators have also added their own logo to the soles of the shoes. It features full grain leather with perforated quarter panel and canvas linings. Pigskin linings in both versions highlight tonal embossed leather, tongue labeling and quality cotton laces. Look for them soon through Vans OTW.


Vans have collaborated with TRON to release the sk8-hi pair of shoes. The colorway is relatively basic with a black upper and high contrast turquoise stripe. Other details are a tonal printed stripe and a TRON logo on the tongue. They are available now through ABC Mart in Japan.


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