Brand: Needles x Vans

Model: Crushed Velvet Pack

Key Features: The Vans Slip-On is covered in crushed velvet with a gold accessory at the forefoot in a nod to luxurious loafers. The midsole is black. The sneaker is available in three different colorways.

Release Date: October 13

Price: ¥13,000 (approximately $115)

Buy: NEPENTHES’ Japanese stores, HAVEN, and other select retailers.

Editor’s Notes: Keizo Shimizu’s NEPENTHES recently unveiled a luxurious collaboration between its in-house line Needles and iconic skateboarding brand Vans.

The subject of said collaboration is the Slip-On silhouette, which has been reworked to feature a premium velvet upper. In addition to the velvet, each of the three colorways has a metal tassel added to the forefoot for an added luxe feel.

The purple and olive pairs feature a gold tassel, while the black sneaker features a silver accessory. A tonal black midsole and co-branded leather insole finish the look.

Flip through each of the colorways above and prepare for an October 13 release at select retailers such as NEPENTHES and HAVEN.

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