Vans has been on a hot streak lately, and this latest “Primera” pack sees them turn things up a notch once again. This pack features the Chukka Boot 69 CA, Madero CA and Old Skool Reissue CA, all of which are drenched in a mixture of leather, suede and a unique, knit herringbone fabric. Lush brown and blues bring depth to these classic Vans, which all get an added dose of Ortholite via the insoles, making these as comfy as they are dashing. Cop yours now at your local Vans California retailer.
The Vans Authentic is the next sneaker to get dipped with the dyed out “Overwash” look. The look effects the soles for the most part, which show up here with all sorts of color bleeding on to them rather than the standard pristine white. The uppers end up looking a little worn as well, but they aren’t completely lacking in the dye department. Continue reading to get familiar with the full set of Vans Authentic “Overwashed” joints from the CA line and scoop yours up today from Feature Sneaker Boutique.
New this season from the Vans California Collection is the Primera Pack, featuring designs and materials inspired by traditional menswear. The three-piece assortment is made up of the Chukka Boot 69 CA, Madero CA and Old Skool Reissue CA, each built with supple leather, woven herringbone fabric and premium suede. Soft sepia and rich dress blues provide the subtle color palette for the range, while all-white midsoles represent the finishing touch on each pair. In terms of fit and comfort, the kicks are supported by Ortholite insoles for a easy all-day wear, along with upgraded cushioning, moisture-wicking properties and added air flow circulation. The Primera editions of the Chukka Boot 69 CA, Madero CA and Old Skool Reissue CA are available now at select Vans California retailers and online.
The Vans California Collection introduces new colorways of the Chukka Boot 69 CA, Madero CA and Old Skool Reissue CA this spring in the Primera pack. Inspired by menswear, the three-piece offering dresses some of Vans’ most popular Classic silhouettes in a sophisticated range of materials such as supple leather, woven herringbone fabrics and premium suede. Soft sepia and rich dress blue hues provide a mature color palette for the assortment, while all-white midsole detailing puts a clean finish on the aesthetics. Each pair is grounded on Vans’ iconic waffle outsoles and supported by Ortholite® insoles for a comfortable, all-day wear with upgraded cushioning, moisture-wicking properties and added air flow circulation. The Primera editions of the Chukka Boot 69 CA, Madero CA and Old Skool Reissue CA are available now at select Vans California Collection stockists.
Vans California Collection Primera Pack:
Chukka Boot 69 CA in (Primera) Sepia – $70 MSRP
Madero CA in (Primera) Dress Blues – $70 MSRP
Old Skool Reissue CA in (Primera) Dress Blues – $75 MSRP
The “Over Washed” theme Vans created earlier this year with the Sk8-Hi has been applied to their classic “Authentic” silhouette, and the result is a messy blur that oozes style. Seen here are three Over Washed renditions of the Authentic in chili-pepper red, black and dress blue. If you’re looking for some beaters that will look well-loved straight out of the box, head over and cop yours now.
For Spring 2014 Vans joins forces with the ASPCA (the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to craft a collection of women’s footwear, apparel and accessories. Designed to support the cause and raise national awareness for the fight against animal abuse, the seven-piece collection features a collaged print of everyone’s favorite furry friends. The footwear segment includes an Authentic finished with an all-over cat print, as well as Sk8-Hi Slim featuring a puppy print on each quarter panel. They’re joined by matching children’s versions of the puppy-printed Slip-On and feline-themed Authentic. The collection is rounded out by Vans Beach Girl Trucker Hats and the Realm Backpack, as well as a Vans x ASPCA T-shirt adorned with a pug puppy. The collection is available now at select Vans retailers and online.
This past Saturday, March 1st, Vans OTW celebrated their launch of the “Block Collection” by hosting what else but a Block Party at Los Globos in Los Angeles. The three piece pack is inspired by the LA streetwear circuit and features new looks of the Bedford, Prescott and Tesella. LA beat scene staples Nosaj Thing and the Gaslamp Killer were in attendance to open things up for the party while TDE member ScHoolboy Q finished the night off with an exclusive one-hour performance of hits from his major label debut Oxymoron. Be sure to get a full recap after the click and let us know if you’re feeling this Vans OTW “Block Collection” in the comment section.
Continuing on with its hugely popular Playboy collaboration, Supreme enlisted some help from another longtime collaborator, VANS, to create two new designs for its Spring/Summer 2014 line. In canvas upper with an all-over print of Supreme logo and the Playboy Bunny emblem, the VANS Authentic comes in four delectable colorways of black, burgundy, white, and kelly green. Meanwhile, you will find the same patterns and colorways on the VANS Sk8-Hi, with the exception of its suede/canvas upper. Exclusive to Supreme’s point of sales only, the Supreme x Playboy x VANS – Spring/Summer 2014 Footwear Collection will be available this coming Thursday, March 6th, at its retail locations in New York, Los Angeles and London. The collection will also be available through the Supreme’s online shop before making its way to its stores across Japan on Saturday, March 8th.
March 6, 2014 (Thursday) – New York, Los Angeles, London & Online Store
March 8, 2014 (Saturday) – Japan
Supreme continues its heralded collection with fellow skate icon Vans with this octet of Sk8-hi and Authentic releases. Thrown in the mix is the legendary publication known as Playboy, with the signature bunny logo printed on the upper of the shoes. Four colorways of each model will be part of this anticipated collection, which officially releases at Supreme chapter stores in New York, Los Angeles, and London this Thursday March 6th, followed by a March 8th release in Japan. Continue on for an official gallery and stay tuned to Sneaker News for the latest in Supreme’s footwear endeavors.
Supreme continues their efforts with Playboy this season on a collection of sneakers done in collaboration with Vans. While last year saw the likes of Bruce Lee, this year sees Supreme celebrating their 20th anniversary while Playboy celebrates their 60th. As always, the New York brand reworked the California sneaker manufacturer’s Sk8-Hi and Authentic silhouettes. The Sk8-Hi features a premium suede/canvas upper with leather lining and in-soles, while the Authentic features a canvas upper with leather lining and in-soles. A subtle yet effective allover print is used throughout and appears on four distinct colorways.
The sneakers will be available in-store at the brand’s New York, London and Los Angeles locations, and online beginning March 6. Those of us in Japan can look forward to copping the collection on March 8.