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C2H4 / Vans

Brand: C2H4 x Vans

Model: Old Skool, Era, and Mountain Edition

Release Date: TBC

Price: $140 to $165

Buy: Select stores around Asia-Pacific

What We’re Saying: C2H4's futuristic aesthetic is on full display in its new collaboration with Vans. A followup to the Los Angeles label's initial "The Imagination of Future" drop from earlier in the year, part two once again showcases the Old Skool, Era, and Mountain Edition in upgraded materials and color executions.

First up from the collection, the Old Skool arrives in a blue, gray, and white colorway that is being referred to as "Relic Stone" to represent the sense of the science fiction of C2H4. Boasting paneled construction, the low-top sneaker finds suede and canvas coming together across the upper, while the signature stripe on the side is executed in corduroy. Another standout design element of the Old Skool appears in the form of antiqued engraved logo silver-tone hardware implemented into the lacing setup.

The Era model from the second "Imagination of Future" collection adheres to a "Virtual Reality Alpha" concept. Here, we see the tongue and heel highlighted in suede, while the phrase “Matrix of Consciousness” is printed in black throughout. The lace is also changed into a thick woolen cloth with reflecting silk thread.

Lastly, the Mountain Edition is done up in a predominantly beige and ice blue gray colorway, crafted from waterproof canvas and suede. Corduroy then lines the side of the sneaker, while a luminescent rubber midsole draws attention to the bottom of the shoe. A signature design detail of the silhouette, we find a strap incorporated into the lacing system to ensure your feet remain locked it.

The second C2H4 x Vans "The Imagination of Future" collaboration initially arrived just days ago on C2H4's web store, but unfortunately, each sneaker is already sold out. A followup release will take place on an undisclosed (for now) date in the future in select stores around Asia-Pacific.

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