June 7, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 0
There’s a reason Vans calls its original deck shoe design the ‘Authentic’. This classic plimsoll is the real deal, a waffle-soled CVO that’s skated more miles than any shoe this sleek ‘should’ while surviving the test of time with classic good looks techy new competitors simply can’t match. And speaking of difficulty in imitating a signature look, these new ‘Stained’ Vans California Authentics have the kind of look you might try to replicate on a fresh pair, only to end up with a huge black splotch right on the toe. Off the Wall was careful in browning these blue and black canvas uppers so the effect is more color depth and the implication of age, all in a brand new package you’ll find at select retailers like DQM.
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