Brand: Tenue de Nîmes x Vans
Model: Authentic “Indigo”
Key Features: This special-edition Vans Authentic is made with indigo chambray, a thin denim fabric. The material will fade with wear, giving each sneaker a unique pattern over time, similar to the patina of raw leather. The tongue features the Tenue de Nimes cross logo and the outsoles are marked with the symbol of Amsterdam: three St. Andrew’s crosses that look like a triple X. The insole features a tiger illustration based on a Hawaiian shirt from the Tenue de Nîmes archive. The sneaker comes with three sets of laces: two white and one blue.
Release Date: April 18 (6 p.m. local time in-store in Amsterdam, 11:59 p.m. CEST/5:59 p.m. EDT online)
Price: €110 (approximately $125)
Buy: Tenue de Nîmes
Editor’s Notes: Vans has teamed up with Amsterdam retailer Tenue de Nîmes on a special edition Authentic, dropping today. The collaborative sneaker marks Tenue de Nîmes’ 10-year anniversary and is limited to 200 pairs.
Tenue de Nîmes founder Menno van Meurs chose naturally fading indigo chambray denim for the sneaker’s upper after seeing the cover photo of Hugh Holland’s book Locals Only, about the origins of skate culture in California. The cover image is of a shirtless boy squatting on a skateboard, wearing blue jeans and Vans Authentics.
“I couldn’t think of a more appropriate way to conclude this great first Tenue de Nîmes decade,” says van Meurs. “I’ve been a fan of these iconic labels from the start. These are the brands to which we partly owe our success.”
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