July 1, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Names like ‘Graph’ and ‘Variable’ clue you in to the technical orientation of the Vans LXVI collection, so that must mean that Off the Wall is trying to tell us that this latest design has two points of correspondence to the Off the Wall legacy. The Vans Secant is the only midtop silhouette from the set, a reminder that Vans was cranking out chukka boot/sneakers with regularity before most other brands enthusiastically embraced the now massive lifestyle market. And as for that second intersection, there’s a bit of Authentic/Era here as well courtesy of a Oxford-like toe, which finds itself, in turn, covered by the mid panel that gives this model its signature chukka shape. Click through to see a few other colorways, let us know how these compare to the classics upon which they’ve borrowed and grab yours today straight from Vans.