Vans Women’s Authentic – Spring 2013 Colorways
Traditionally speaking, Vans Authentics and anything ending in ‘Hi’ are two mutually exclusive categories. On one hand, you’ve got the original 1966 Van Doren deck shoe, a design so slim that larger guys can make them look like ballet slippers. At the other end of the spectrum, something like the venerable Sk8-Hi offers padding and protection well above the ankle. But it turns out that combining these two previously disparate groups is a fairly natural pairing, as evidenced by the Vans Women’s Authentic Hi and how well it fits into the Off the Wall catalog. There’s one blackout pair, one in leopard and a third with a star pattern whose feline sockliner is begging for a roll-down, along with a single entry from the classic lowtop version. You can see each of them below, then grab from select retailers like The General.