Showing their penchant for patchwork uppers once again, Vans throws their timeless Era and Slip-On silhouettes through the ringer just to be repaired with various contrasting embellishments. The more convenient classic, due to its lack of any lace unit, puts the focal motif on center stage, revealing in detail its swatch of striped cool tone fabrics, tie-dyed mosaics, furry checkerboards, red plaids, and even silver metallics. Midsoles are left a clean white, much like its profile base, while the much bulkier alternative swaps its own arrangements. Suede toe boxes are asymmetric — one favoring a simple neutral off-white and the other a baby blue — while the rear constructions follow in the same mix of materials. Heel wraps follow in the forefoot’s example, providing two quite distinct options to the same theme. Grab a detailed look at both pairs right below and find them rolling out to select retailers right now.
Vans Patchwork Pack
Slip: $70 / Era: $75