January 23, 2013 BY Aaron Hope / 1
The concept behind the Vans OTW Collection is to blend the Off the Wall skate tradition with stylish lifestyle sensibilities. They’ve taken that a step further with the latest drop, adding daily necessities like a wallet and backpack to next month’s Perf Pack. The Vans OTW Prelow and Alcon in black and Lasdun and Stovepipe in grey make the most of their perforated suede uppers, but arguably the most impressive piece would be the Washburn Backpack in Pale Mint with perfed grey trim. Or maybe it’s the Balfour Wallet because that’s where you’ll put the cash that in turn gets this gear; either way, it’s an interesting development toward a trend of expansion you’ll want to watch with regular visits to Sneaker News.