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Vans Vault Switchback LX Snake

December 10th, 2011 by | 1 comment

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The Vans Vault Snake pack has been slowly slithering its way into retailers, with the next model on the way being the Vans Switchback in both a sleek black and burnt brown colorway. The animal print motif has been big this year, with Vans picking it up on several occasions, but these pairs keep it pretty low key with the snakeskin hitting just around the ankle area. Equally impressive as the reptilian look are the super smooth leathers that constitute the uppers here. Follow us after the jump to check out both pairs and let us how these place amongst the other Switchback variations we’ve seen as of late. via GLLTN

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Vans Switchback CA Water Resistant – Available

November 18th, 2011 by | No comments

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The name ‘switchback’ comes from the original Swithcback Railway at Coney Island that opened in 1884 as America’s first real roller coaster.  How ‘real’ it really was depends on your perspective, as the ride got its name from the fact that the linear track required empty cars to be pulled back to their starting point after a white-knuckle 6mph ride.  So while the Vans California Switchback has a considerably more modern feel than anything from the 19th century, they do indeed have the kind of timeless style that could keep these in the Off the Wall rotation for years to come.  The same can also be said of your personal collection, these new duckboot-leaning water-resistant pairs offering the promise of warm and dry feet despite your environment.  Peruse more angles on the latest boot-inspired sneakers from Vans after the jump and look for them at select retailers like DQM.

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Vans Vault Holiday 2011 Footwear

October 16th, 2011 by | 2 comments

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Vans Vault has come through with some of the highest quality offerings from Off the Wall over the past four or so years, this latest colleciton for the holiday season including eight new pairs and zero exceptions to that generalization.  Moving from low to high, we have the Vans Slip-On LX Snake with the named reptile texture providing a novel look for this oft-patterned lowtop.  Two pairs of Era LX Flannels feature that fuzzy stuff on the sides sandwiched between leather heels and toes, while the Chukka Standard Issue LX keeps the leather just to its toes.  Last but not least come two beige-soled Switchback LX Snakes whose scaly sections are strictly on the ankle collar.  Images of all these await your click on the jump below, then you can find them at Vans Vault dealers including New York’s Vans DQM General store.

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Vans California Switchback – Holiday 2011 Colorways

September 27th, 2011 by | 2 comments

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The thing about Vans’ relatively simple skate and casual designs is that, unless you go absolutely insane with clashing colors or get lazy rehashing past hits, almost everything you do to these silhouettes is going to look good.  A prime example of this is the latest set of Vans California Switchback boots, a trio that you’ll find yourself switching back and forth on which one’s your favorite, because they’re all just that good.  The two-toned navy and tan pair evokes images of a duckboot, which is appropriate given that these are fully waterproof, but it’s a blocked look that slowly sublimates from the tonal grey joints into an all-black edition that gets its contrast from the textures of varying leather tumbles plus a nylon mudguard.  Click through to see all three pairs and expect these on October 1st at Vans California retailers.  via FNG

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Vans Vault Snake Pack

September 22nd, 2011 by | 1 comment

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Off the Wall has been absolutely killing it with some subtle yet stellar tonal designs over the past couple years, and these latest releases from Vans Vault can stand alongside any of those recent highlights thanks to another simply satisfying theme.  The Vans Vault Snakeskin Pack applies a reptillian texture to select leather elements on these new Vans Switchbacks (first time as a Vault release), Mountain Editions and Slip-Ons, each model in two new colorways save the last in three.  It’s all clean stuff that you could see yourself wearing on a variety of occasions; which pair is the overall winner?  Have a look at the whole set before you make your decision, then look for these at top tier Vans retailers.  via HS

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