November 21st, 2013 by Aaron Hope
The Vans Surf division’s footwear output isn’t quite as prolific as some of the other sub-labels, but these skate-inspired casual kicks are quite satisfying in their specialty. First up is arguably the cornerstone of the line, the Vans Rata in a dusty blue/grey/pink camo print canvas. It’s joined by a new model in the moc-toed Washboard, which appears in a brown suede with fleece lining. Two of the boat-inspired Chauffeurs round out the set, one going with black canvas and natural laces on a white sole, the other mixing khaki and steel blue bird print canvas. Check out all four pairs individually below, then cop yours at shops like MIA.
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September 2nd, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Complete the analogy: Vans Chukka is to the Core Classics lineup as [BLANK] is to the Surf collection. You’ll be well on your way to a perfect score in the sneaker aptitude test if you answered ‘Vans Rata‘, a relatively rare yet familiar design that’s back once again with new styles for the fall season. The Rata’s slimmed down moc-toed upper takes on a few different blocking patterns and material combinations, all of which ride a low-profile Waffle Sole for a perfect mix of wearability and skate potential. Click through to see four different configurations and stick with Sneaker News for word on US availability.
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