July 21st, 2013 by Aaron Hope
Quietly debuting last October as half of the ‘Beads Pack’ is this sleek new Chukka variation in a similar vein to the established Decon. The Vans Chukka Slim comes back for fall 2013 with a look that keeps it in line with today’s trendy picks: namely, a black and white mix that adds zebra print to the tongue and toe for that extra punch. Off the Wall has issued a variety of animal patterns in the recent past, so check these out and let us know how they compare, then stick with Sneaker News so we can let you know when they hit stores.
Read more →
October 30th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Vans has treated us to some of the best native-themed sneakers over the years (Taka Hayashi’s ongoing collaborative efforts, among the industry’s most progressive), and today we see how these traditional themes can be subtly integrated to add an extra boost to a couple of established favorites. The Vans ‘Beads’ Pack takes two of your favorites, trims them down and applies earthy suedes, beads on the bottom lace and in the case of the Vans Chukka Slim, adds a tribal-ish triangle pattern in N7-ish colors on the heel. Click through for more of those plus the Authentic Slim ‘Beads’ and grab yours today from Vans retailers like Flatspot.
Read more →