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Brand: Vans

Models: Authentic, Sk8-Hi and Slip-On silhouettes

Key Features: All-over heavy canvas that mimics denim and is accented with denim patches that implement Japanese-inspired sashiko stitching, suede and leather accents, full-length vulcanized soles

Release Date: March 2018

Price: TBA

Buy: Vans

Editor’s Notes: While these hand-beaded Vans by a Native American artist are a thing of beauty, Vans now presents another variation for three of its classic silhouettes that draw inspiration from traditional Japanese boro patchworking and sashiko stitching.

“This collection was inspired by the quilting technique that was typically found on clothing as a way to mend and repair garments for longevity,” said Vans Head of Classic Footwear Design, Angie Dita. “With boro patchwork comes beauty out of necessity. We wanted to showcase the sturdy construction with denim and heavy stitching on our heritage footwear models.”

The entire collection will be available at Van’s online shop and retail locations beginning this March.

Also, Vans drops summer-ready colorways of its most OG sneakers.

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Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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