Vans have a more varied, celebrated and iconic back catalogue than almost any brand you can name. Over the years the world’s most popular skate brand has been able to diversify in a way that most would only dream of, with collections, sub brand and designer collaborations that have allowed for an incredibly varied selection of styles to have all been graced with a vulcanised waffle sole and a Vans branded heel tab.
An area is which Vans excels particularly is the reinvigoration of their classic silhouettes with forward thinking prints and unique materials. For SS13 the Era is kitted out in a selection of over sprayed, speckled colourways and the Authentic gets a makeover in Chambray style canvas.
Vans footwear has also proven to be a versatile canvas, adapting with ease to almost any material used in their production. The California collection has produced a great deal of products, made with this idea in mind and experimenting with a number of premium materials. Their offering for this collection is pack of Era 59’s constructed with soft pig suede uppers and thin waxed laces.
Never being a brand who are satisfied with doing things by half, Vans Vault continue to some truly individual and forward thinking designs that stand apart from the storied history of the worlds most popular skate brand. The Offering from Vault for SS13 included a luxe reimagining of a classic SK8-Hi in premium suede, a collaboration with Chicago based tannery Horween on two premium deck shoes and a new release from their wildly successful collaboration with Japanese designer Taka Hayashi.