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Brand: Vans

Model: Old Skool Lx “Deconstructed”

Key Features: The sneaker follows a deconstructed theme throughout, with exposed foam on the ankle collar, an upside-down red heel badge, raised jazz stripe, and a asymmetric pull tab running down the tongue and throat of the shoe.

Release Date: March 1

Price: $100

Buy: 43einhalb

Editor’s Notes: Vans continues to reinvent its classic silhouettes by pushing the boundaries of its designs. The latest silhouette to undergo a transformation is the Old Skool, which sees its sleek profile get the deconstructed treatment.

Vans’ iconic jazz stripe is quite literally hanging on by a thread, thanks to the absence of one seam, while the rest of the shoe features a number of deconstruction-themed details. A large heel tab encourages the wearer to “Please Tear Here” and the exposed foam on the ankle collar is a detail we’ve seen before on deconstructed kicks, most notably Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Force 1.

The Vans Old Skool Lx is expected to be released on March 1 at retailers such as 43einhalb.

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