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Vans OTW Cypress – Holiday 2012 Colorways

October 29th, 2012 by | No comments

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It has ascended to the pantheon of all-time great skate sneakers over the past twenty (-plus) years, to the extent that we think of Steve Caballero’s Off the Wall signature and its more popular midtop variation as similarly iconic to, instead of built off of the success of the Air Jordan 1/Dunk style.  Vans has largely relied on styles other than this classic box-toed construction over the years, so this new model with this key feature fills a gap even as we wonder how we’ve come so far without it.  The Vans OTW Cypress is back in a couple of new colorways for the holiday season, including one in blacked out leather/reptile and another dubbed ‘Mountain’ (presumably for its trail-ish build, not in reference to the Nike SB rider for whom Vans’ iconic forefoot-strapped midtop is named) whose palette leans toward the Nike Vintage Box look, especially with the context above.  They’re available now at select OTW retailers and you can see both pairs after the jump below.

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Vans OTW Cypress

June 10th, 2012 by | 1 comment

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Vans is best known for their vulcanized waffle sole skate shoes, but they have on occasion offered cupsoled designs reminiscent of the basketball-turned-skateboarding sneakers that dominated at different points in history.  Here’s another foray into that field, the Vans OTW Cypress lowtop that’s slated to arrive at Vans OTW retailers for the fall season.  This design reminds us of the iconic Dunk Low, but little changes like the lack of a rear quarter panel and shape changes on the eyestay and toebox might have you trying to place these like a forgotten acquaintence’s name.  Repeatedly thinking of the OTW Cypress won’t lead to frustration, though, as you’ll be able to find them shortly at select Off the Wall retailers.  via FNG

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