Brand: Vans Anaheim Factory
Release Date: Available
Price: £70-80 (approx. $96-110)
Editor's Notes: When brothers Paul Van Doren and Jim Van Doren started the Van Doren Rubber Company 55 years ago, no one could have predicted how large of a company it would become, nor how much of a global cultural impact its products would have. Built from the ground up in Anaheim, California, the company that we would come to know as Vans was a modest undertaking, yet despite its international success, it's never forgotten its roots.
In remembrance and celebration of the home from which it sprouted, Vans' Anaheim Factory collection cherry-picks details from OG models produced in the original factory and retools them with modern technology, fabrications, and colorways.
Fast forward to now, and the latest addition to the Anaheim Factory collection arrives as a three-piece selection of the brand's most iconic silhouettes. Front and center are the Slip-On, Authentic, and Sk8-Hi – each of which boasts modern comfort thanks to the addition of Ortholite® sock liners.
Dubbed the "Quilted Mix" pack, the selection combines a mismatched patchwork of polka dots, paisley, and leopard prints. As the name would suggest, each panel is quilted, creating a three-dimensional aesthetic thanks to the overlayed white stitching that follows the pattern.
While these may not be one of Vans' easiest-wearing colorways, it's certainly one of its biggest and boldest packs of statement pieces.
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