August 9th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
A recent episode of Vans’ ‘The Collaboratory’ focused on an upcoming release that represents perhaps the pinnacle of materials for the entire 2012 Off the Wall catalog. Chicago’s Horween Leather comes in with some absolutely delicious choices that add tremendous depth and character to a couple of classic skate models and a new boat shoe named after a frosty Puerto Rican treat. The Horween x Vans Era LX stands out thanks to its use of a pebbled texture on the mid panels, the toes and heels of which are crafted in the same richly marbled cowhide that make up the Mountain Edition Decon and the brand new Piragua. Look them over after the jump so you can tell us which came out best, and find these now at select retailers like Titolo.
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July 18th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Chicago tannery Horween Leather has been doing their thing for nearly a century but have recently seen their stock rise amongst the sneakerhead set in recent years thanks to a few collaborations. Following up on those partnerships with Converse, Gourmet and Timberland, Horween goes Off the Wall to bring a new level of quality to established silhouettes like the Vans Mountain Edition and Era. President Skip Horween shares his goal to create the industry’s best leathers in the latest “The Collaboratory” video from Off the Wall, so click through to see the video in full and stick with Sneaker News to see which parts of this collection Taka Hayashi may have had a hand in creating (like last year’s BillyKirk x Horween totes).
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