Vans Vault 4 essentials.
You may have noticed that brands have found consumer nostalgia as a reason to bring classics back, right? It's not something exclusive to footwear, but considering the sneakers' loyal audience, these reinterpretations are increasingly recurrent, and everyone wants to try the cop.
Vans is also part of this. Since 2003, the skate-kicks authority maintains the Vans Vault side brand, “a celebration of history and the legacy of craft by elevating iconic designs through choice materials and meticulous attention to detail,” as their website says.
Although it's not a recent project, some consumers still question why Vans Vault sneakers are more expensive than Vans Classics, and the quick answer is: they're made with superior materials, much more durable, better for the planet, and cocreated in collabs with designers who know very well what they're doing.
If you're still not convinced the price is worth it, here are 4 Vans Vault essentials that you'll consider an investment. Keeping scrolling.
OG Old Skool.
Do you want classic? Then take the biggest classic of the brand. The OG Old Skool may look a lot like the silhouette you already know, but in this version, it's much lighter. Because it is made of suede, this pair is soft and flexible, ideal for those who have spent a lot of Old Skool on the board. Also, available in white leather.
Produced in celebration of 15 years of the Boston-based sportswear brand, Bodega x Vault created an authentic custom design. They reworked the OG Style 36 LX with a series of premium leather, adding opulent details to a sneaker that evokes a sense of status. This piece is made of black tumbled leather and buttery suede, keeping the classic white Jazz stripe with super hairy brown suede on the inner foot.
SK8-Hi Cage VLT LX.
If you have trypophobia, sorry, but this sure is bold for a Vans. In this co-creation with So-Cal, the structure of the SK8-Hi was covered with a black “cage” filled with circular cutouts, allowing us to see the classic checkered pattern made of suede and white leather.
Chukka 79 VLT LX.
Also called Love Story, and you can see why, this pair is a collab between Vans and skateboarder Jimmy Gorecki of the JSP brand. In homage to the young, gritty energy of Philadelphia's legendary blocks, Gorecki invited local artist and skater Joe Lees to imprint his style on two versions of the Chukka 79 VLT LX. Black and Marshmallow are made of soft suede to free your movements.
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