British brand Offspring and Vans teams up for a pack of Authentics for the summer 2010 season. We’ve been lazy here at The Shoe Buff – we’re still rocking sneakers from the early spring, and we haven’t dusted our lightweight shoes off from storage yet – and our feet are sweating for it. Don’t make our mistake – the heather grey Authentic is breathable and red detailing really gives them a real pop to them. Brilliant
Three new colorways in the Vans Era have hit us right in time for the warm weather. Fit for a picnic the classic Vans are now available in a playful yellow upper with pink plaid, a purple upper with yellow/green plaid, or a slightly more reserved navy blue and red plaid. You really can’t go wrong with a pair of Era’s for summer, since they’re great to pair with just about any outfit, getting the whole ‘Plaid Pack’ might not be out of the question.
This seasons highly anticipated Taka Hayashi Priz Hi Lace Lx Trainer are now here. Available in a low and high cut versions, both shoes feature a suede toe, leather skinny lace and aged grain mahogany leather heel with contrast stitch. Also featured are double velcro straps on the high cut, and a single velcro strap on the low cut. Available now at oki-ni
New at oki-ni are the highly anticipated Vans Buffalo Boot LX Trainers. Featured in a dark tan suede and leather paneled upper, this boot has the sturdy construction of a piece that will be in your collection for years.
Vans gives us a look into its new Vans California 2010 Spring Authentic CA. Having long established its self as the perfect summer shoe, Vans produces this pair of Authentic’s in an interesting new color combination consisting of a grey nylon upper and orange laces giving off an interesting west coast summery feeling. Available at Wish.
Walking may be considered by many to be the friendliest travel option when it comes to the environment, but the good people at Vans have proven that there’s always room for improvement, hence the new 106 SF. Featuring green initiatives from heel to toe – including hemp uppers, natural inks, and a ‘Dri-lex’ bamboo footbed – the 106 SF is available in multiple colorways to please the most style conscious crusaders. Available at Zozo’s Flauge.
By now you must have noticed that everyone is rocking boat shoes. The skate kids, the break kids, hipsters, the whole lot of ‘em – and it’s not too late for you to get in on the action. Dropping for Spring 2010 – here’s a first look at two of Vans Chukka Del Barcos.
Two very smooth colorways for the Spring once the snow thaws and you’ve hung up your Bean Boots. Charcol canvas with light khaki leather for one and matching Kangaroo colored canvas and leather on the other, both wrapped in that classic Vans vulcanized sole that you love.
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Hong Kong’s 8FIVE2 turns ten this year and to celebrate the occasion they put together a collaboration with Vans to create the 8FIVE2 10th Anniversary x Vans Chukka Low. The kicks are a cool all black full grain leather, with leather black laces and a smooth white outsole. The drop also comes with a really neat floral patterned pouch.
Vans releases this pair Vans 106’s in a cream/white color combination. The sneaker uses canvas and applies a vulcanized sole since the shoe is originally a skate shoe. In this case however, these would be fitting for almost any casual situation.
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Vans gives the Luxury treatment to their Chukka del Barco for the upcoming holiday season with four anticipated releases. A high and a low version of this updated take on the classic boat shoe silhouette – one in black and the other in white. Keep an eye on the Vans Online Shop or your local retailer, and if you haven’t jumped on the boat trend yet you can thank Vans for the opportunity to get on board at a reasonable price as always.
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