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A History of Luxury Sneaker Copycats

June 4th, 2014 by | 34 comments

saint laurent jordan 1 A History of Luxury Sneaker Copycats

Yesterday, news broke that New Balance is suing Karl Lagerfeld over a sneaker being sold by the German fashion designer that features an awfully NB-looking shape, complete with an “K” across the side in place of the usual “N”. That sort of appropriation is nothing new in terms of luxury brands though, and there are plenty of other pairs on the market that owe varying degrees of their DNA to more pedestrian sneaker designs. Legal activity in this realm isn’t an entirely new thing either – Jordan Brand previously chased down Gourmet for their tributes and even New Balance had previous a win in this category following their settlement with Louis Vuitton over a 574 ripoff from 2009.

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Vans Classics Golden Coast Collection for Fall 2014

June 4th, 2014 by | No comments

vans golden coast collection 01 Vans Classics Golden Coast Collection for Fall 2014

Vans’ range in 2014 is huge as far as prints and patterns go – they can link up with the legacy of surrealist artists or they can get in bed with the world’s most powerful skate shop. As of late though, they’ve been adamant about reminding us of their heritage in the California skate and surf scene, which they’re doing again with the news Vans Classics Golden Coast collection. The group features fan favorite shoes like the Sk8-Hi, the Slip On, and more in checkered prints and bold colors. Watch for full photos on all the pairs below and look for the Authentics and Slip-Ons in store now, with the Era, Sk8-Hi, and Style 36 ones to show up in July.

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Star Wars x Vans Classics Footwear Collection Releasing on June 1st

May 30th, 2014 by | 2 comments

vans star wars june 2014 releases 6 Star Wars x Vans Classics Footwear Collection Releasing on June 1st

Are you ready for the next set of Star Wars x Vans sneakers? This time around the shoes come from the Vans Classics line and consist of the Vans Authentic, the Vans Sk8-Hi, the Vans Era, and the Vans Slip-On. Again you’ll see all sorts of images pulled from that galaxy far far away: the original 1977 poster artwork for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope shows up, Stormtrooper style is infused with a paisley print, Yoda gets a Hawaii print makeover, and Boba Fett stays covert with a camo style. Click through for official images on each of these new Star Wars Vans and watch for the collection to release this Sunday, June 1st from Vans and select Vans partners globally.

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Mickey Mouse x Vans Collection For Opening Ceremony

May 6th, 2014 by | 1 comment

opening ceremony vans mickey mouse Mickey Mouse x Vans Collection For Opening Ceremony

The ever prolific Opening Ceremony has another set of collaborative sneakers for you to track down. This time they’re back together with Vans, and they’ve also brought Mickey Mouse along with them. The sneakers from the set, which include the Vans Sk8-Hi and the Vans Slip-On, lean more toward the old school Mickey – there’s even a black and white one that wears some vintage Disney animation cells from back when that mouse was known as Steamboat Willie. Continue reading to get a look at the full collection and grab the set now straight from OC.

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Star Wars x Vans Vault Collection – Release Reminder

May 3rd, 2014 by | 1 comment

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The first group from the Star Wars x Vans collection will release tomorrow, May 4th. If you’re not familiar with the pun here – May the Fourth (As in “be with you”) has been celebrated as Star Wars day ever since 2007. First up from the set are these six sneakers that come from the Vans Vault wing – which means that they’ll be particularly tough to grab thanks to the limited distribution and the fact that there are less than 300 pairs of each. Continue reading to see the flavorful Vans packed with Star Wars imagery like the roaming AT-ATs and a couple cameos from Yoda and Darth Vader, and watch for them to release at spots like Vans DQM General in NYC and Boston, VansDQM.com, Opening Ceremony (Los Angeles, London, New York and Ace Hotel New York), Firmament (Berlin), Colette (Paris), Off The Hook (Montreal) and Tresbien (Sweden) tomorow.

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A Detailed Look At The Star Wars x Vans Vault Slip-On & Sk8-Hi

May 2nd, 2014 by | 4 comments

star wars x vans vault 1 A Detailed Look At The Star Wars x Vans Vault Slip On & Sk8 Hi

There are few intellectual properties that have the cultural cache of Star Wars. The universe that George Lucas created has survived beyond the original three-part saga and is still thriving today thanks to the core fan base that keeps the lore alive, a new generation that’s been hooked via the cartoon iterations, and the renewed promise of further feature films (Hopefully you read this week’s news about Episode VII). From the jump, Star Wars fans have had access to a wide variety of merchandise to help them channel their fandom. There are infinite figurines, lunch boxes, posters, Lego sets, and now there’s a whole collection of Vans sneakers paying tribute to that galaxy far, far away.

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Star Wars x Vans Classics Collection for Summer 2014

May 1st, 2014 by | 11 comments

star wars vans sneakers Star Wars x Vans Classics Collection for Summer 2014

This week has been a good one for Star Wars fans with all the news about Episode VII that’s been floating around, and they now have more to celebrate thanks to the Star Wars x Vans collection coming for Summer 2014. The sneaker set takes some of Vans most heralded models to a galaxy far far away and outfits them with all sorts of unique prints inspired by the various planets and characters of that world. There’s Boba Fett Camo, a Stormtrooper paisley print, Hawaiian Yoda looks, and more. Continue reading to see the full group as well as the release info on them and let us know which of these Star Wars sneakers you’re feeling the most.

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