Inspired by court classic tennis shoes from the 1960s, this sleek Vans California 106 Vulcanized CA skillfully blends subtle sophistication with intricate design detail. Brushed twill uppers in a traditional color palette of light hues of blue, gray, and white hide an unmistakable streak of Vans in a two-tone striped cotton sport webbing and an oversized camo lining. Veggie tanned leather and a loop detail on the tongue combined with unique tortoise shell eyelets lend this shoe a sense of the times its design harks back to. A silhouette that speaks the language of a contemporary aesthetic with low-key but impactful accents. Priced at only $70 USD, head over to Vans and pick up a pair of these perfect summer shoes now.
The Vans California Collection instills the spirit of Americana and the laidback beach lifestyle into our assortment of Classic Vans styles with a sophisticated mix of materials and premier palette of prints. Fall 2013 continues this tradition with a trio of new, vintage-inspired Authentics in the Checker pack. The renowned checkerboard motif progresses from our iconic Slip-On onto three colorways of the celebrated low-top, lace-up. The Authentic CA resurfaces this season in Mango/White, True Blue/Red and Waterfall/White washed canvas varieties. Square-cut leather laces, white eyelets and tonal binding complete each pair for delivery this June at select California Collection retailers.
A tribute to iconic Vans co-founder James Van Doren, who passed away in October of 2011, Vans CA’s Van Doren Series focuses on looking into the companies archives for inspiration in silhouettes and prints; for this release, a retro American flag patterned Authentic CA. The first release for 2013, this all over distressed flag print is an instant classic, with a perfect combination of pattern applied to silhouette for a cohesive look. Finished off with an enzyme wash treatment and the original Van Doren heeltab branding, the “Retro Flag” Authentic Ca will hit select Vans California stockists this March.
Set to release at the Agenda show in Long Beach, CA, Herschel Supply Co. and New Balance give us a taste of what their collaborative effort looks like. The red backpack seems to be reminiscent of their H710 model – complete with New Balance sneakers in a matching colorway.
Collaborating for the Spring/Summer 2012 season is Cash CA and UK label Tricker’s. Available in two models, a simplistic approach is given towards the slip-ons which are offered in black and brown, while the Brogue is presented in a subtle but clean two-tone options in grey/burgundy and navy/tan colorways. The models are now available through Heather Grey Wall.
Vans California Native American CA is a high-top sneaker available in dark brown or grey, mixing suede on the upper with nubuck leather on the toe.
Each installment comes with black metal bodkins, waxed laces and traditional tubular Vulcanized Waffle Soles and will be available at retailers for spring 2012.
Vans releases its California LP Penny Loafer CA for the first time as part of its Spring/Summer 2012 push and you can pick up a pair at participating retailers this week.
Adding the classic Penny Loafer style to the Vans repertoire, the California collection trio will come in three colour combinations with suede/leather uppers and a bi-tonal stripe on the heel.
With an armada of footwear to choose, Vans once again releases another wonderful shoe. The Wool Era 59 is the perfect shoe to enjoy Fall weather in. With a wool upper, it will keep you cozy this season, while supporting a fresh look. Comes in two colourways, grey and navy blue. This minimalist look accommodates any outfit while keeping you dry and warm.
Now available online at DQM.
CASH CA and Keds has collaborated on another great looking shoe for this Fall/Winter 2011. This footwear comes in an iconic floral design, accentuated with matching suede tow box and heel panels. You’ll also notice both brands, imprinted on the sockliner. Comes in three colourways, navy/red, yellow/brown and black/white.
Unfortunately this is a Japan exclusive for now. Look for select retailers, such as CASH CA or ZOZOGRANDH.
Vans keeps revamping their famous Era at an increasing level. Not the first wingtip to come from the California company, this stitched Era is a dressy, street hybrid. Although we think these will be highly tempting for the “sneakers with suits” kind of guys, we do say that, the rich blue and soft tan lining, are quite dapper and paired with the appropriate pants, may not look entirely novel. Available online.